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Chhattisgarh: SSB jawan injured in Naxal-provoked IED blast

As per police information, the injured jawan was evacuated and admitted to Antagarh Hospital for treatment initially.

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Raipur: A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel belonging to 33 Battalion was injured in a Naxal-provoked IED blast near Kosronda camp of Chhattisgarh on Friday, informed Kanker Superintendent of Police (SP).

“There was an incident of brief firing for about 10 minutes after the IED blast at 12:55 pm near Patkalbeda village on Friday,” said SP, Shalabh Sinha.

As per police information, the injured jawan was evacuated and admitted to Antagarh Hospital for treatment initially. “He has been referred to Raipur for better treatment.”

The 33 Battalion of SSB was out for railway line protection duty and was patrolling the forest area under Tadoki police station limits when the Naxals set off the IED and the jawan sustained blast injuries, confirmed police.

ALSO READ: IED Found At Delhi’s Ghazipur Flower Market, NSG Carries Out Controlled Explosion

In Delhi, a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) defused an IED recovered from the Ghazipur area in east Delhi and started an inquiry to get details of the chemical compound used to manufacture the explosive.

The BDS team of the NSG was pressed at Ghazipur Flower Market soon after an alert was received from the Delhi Police, NSG officer Jagdish Maithani told ANI.

The Improvised explosive device (IED) was disposed of in a controlled explosion by pressing it into an eight-feet deep pit, which triggered a loud sound and smoke, said sources.

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday detected and defused an IED in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area. “Police and CRPF detected a suspicious bag lying at Khawaja Bazar Chowk in Nowhatta area of Srinagar,” a police official said.

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