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2 CRPF personnel injured in bomb blasts triggered by Naxals


Raipur: Two CRPF personnel were today injured in separate pressure bomb blasts triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said.

The blasts occurred at separate spots near Fundri village when the paramilitary personnel were conducting anti-Naxal operations under Bhairamgarh police station limits, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told.

The security personnel accidentally came in contact with pressure bombs planted by the Maoists in Fundri hills area that exploded, injuring sub-inspector B B Rai and constable Ravi Hari Patil belonging to 199th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), he said.

Reinforcement was rushed to both the places and the injured personnel were brought to Bijapur district hospital. Later, they were airlifted to Raipur for treatment, he said.

A combing operation was underway in the region to nab the culprits, he added.

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