Thursday, February 04, 2010

CRPF Jawan Killed in IED Blast

A CRPF jawan was today killed in an IED blast triggered by suspected Maoists near Mahadebeda in Saraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand.

"Chandrasekhar Reddy, a jawan of 193 battalion of CRPF, was killed when the blast ripped a group of security personnel as they were returning after destroying a Maoist camp," Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Chandil), Madan Mohan Lal told PTI.

He said no other jawan was injured in the blast.

The security personnel were on a long range patrolling in the Maoist-hit pockets of Chowka and were returning on foot, Lal said.

A massive combing operation was launched in the area after the incident, the police said.

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