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DRG jawan injured in IED blast in Dantewada

29 October, 2017 8:14 PM
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Raipur, Oct 29 (PTI) A District Reserve Guard jawan was injured when an improvised explosive device, planted by Naxalites, went off in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Dantewada district today, police said.

The incident took place in the evening in the forest near Telam-Tetam village under Katekalyan police station limits when a joint team of states DRG and local police was out on an anti-Maoist operation, a police official told PTI.

When the patrolling team was on a dirt track in the Letam Tetam forest, around 400 kilometres away here, a DRG jawan inadvertently stepped on the IED, leading to a blast, he added.

The jawan was injured in the explosion and was admitted to the Dantewada district hospital, he added.

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