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Naxal Blast Injures Two Policemen in Chhattisgarh

Published: 20th February 2015 12:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2015 12:50 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RAIPUR: Two police jawans were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district today, police said.

The blast occurred near Emargunda village when the security personnel were carrying out a combing operation in the Gangaloor police station limits, a senior police official told PTI.

The security personnel accidentally came in contact with a pressure bomb planted by Maoists outside of the village. In the explosion, head constable Rajesh Sen and assistant constable Asharam Netam sustained injuries, he said.

Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured policemen are being brought to a local hospital for treatment, he said.

A search operation was underway in the region, he added.

Maoists had earlier given a day-long bandh call for today in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to protest against the alleged displacement of tribals due to development projects.

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