At least 15 security personnel are injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jharkhand

Thirteen personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jharkhand Police were injured in a series of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts allegedly triggered by Maoists in Jharkhand’s Saraikela Kharsawan early on Tuesday, police said.

All the injured personnel — four of whom sustained “grievous injuries” — were airlifted to Ranchi for treatment, according to Jharkhand Police.

The blasts took place around 5 am in Kuchai police station area when a joint team of the CRPF’s special jungle warfare unit, CoBRA, and the police was carrying out a search operation.

Additional Director General of Police (Operations) M L Meena said that other blasts had occurred after the elections and the perpetrator was shot.

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Source: The Indian Express