Nation Current Affairs 28 Apr 2016 Chhattisgarh Armed F ...

Chhattisgarh Armed Force personnel killed in IED blast

PTI
Published Apr 28, 2016, 1:26 pm IST
Updated Apr 28, 2016, 1:29 pm IST
The incident occurred near Phulgatta village forest when a team of security personnel was patrolling the region.
A CAF personnel was killed in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district. (Photo: PTI)
 A CAF personnel was killed in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district. (Photo: PTI)

Raipur: A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) personnel was on Thursday killed in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said.

The incident occurred near Phulgatta village forest when a team of security personnel was patrolling the region, a senior police official said.

 

While the security men were cordoning-off a forest patch near Phulgatta, assistant platoon commander Panchram Bhagat inadvertently stepped over a landmine, triggering the explosion in which he was critically injured, he said.

The injured personnel was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds, he said. Bhagat, an assistant sub-inspector rank official, belonged to CAF's 10th battalion.

Meanwhile, combing operation has been launched in the region to trace the assailants, the police official added.

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