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Three days after Dantewada attack, two BSF jawans injured in IED blast triggered by naxals in Chhattisgarh
The blast occurred in the forest of Koyalibeda police station area, when a team of BSF's 35th battalion was out on an 'area domination' operation.
The militants opened fire at the Army camp at Lurgam in Tral area of the district, an Army official said.
The accident occurred around 2.10 pm when the driver lost control over the vehicle which rolled down into an over 150-feet-deep gorge.
Nilgiri-based jawans have been forced to look for private hospitals to which they can donate their blood as blood banks of district hospitals are reportedly almost full and the Coimbatore MCH.
RPF, which was introduced for the first time in the central act of 1957, has as many as 70,000 people working with it, making it one of the biggest workforces in the country.
There was no information of any casualty inflicted on the Red brigade who managed to flee in the jungle, following the retaliatory fire.
According to the district police chief, the operation was apparently planned following the inputs secured on explosives planted by the rebels and their movement in the interior areas.
The jawans were found missing without official permission between Bardhaman and Dhanbad railway stations during a headcount on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, 13 civilians sustained injuries in fresh escalation on border as Pakistan shelled border hamlets and targeted more than 20 border outposts in Jammu and Samba sectors.
Kovind is the second President to visit Siachen after APJ Abdul Kalam.
A group of CRPF jawans on Thursday morning had a narrow escape as they detected a powerful landmine in Range Fire area of Reserve Police at Barijhola village, 4 km from the district
Questions are being raised over the Sukma police claiming arrest of seven Maoists cadres involved in the IED blast that killed nine CRPF jawans at Kistaram on March 13.
Manoranjan was one of the nine CRPF jawans who were killed in the Naxal attack.
As many as nine CRPF personnel were killed and three others critically injured when Maoists blew up a mine protected vehicle at Kistaram in the strife-torn Sukma district.
The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting headed by the chief minister.