Jharkhand: Naxals trigger IED blast in Saraikela, 15 security personnel injured

An improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Naxals targeted security forces in Jharkhand’s Saraikela area on Tuesday. Fifteen personnel have been injured in the IED attack.

The incident took place in Kuchai area of Saraikela on Tuesday morning around 5 am. Troops of the 209 CoBRA force and Jharkhand Police were targeted during a special operation.

According to officials, the improvised explosive device (IED) is suspected to have been buried under the dirt track.

The injured troops, eight of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and rest belonging to the state police, have been airlifted to state capital Ranchi, police said.

The joint team was being led by the 209th battalion of the CoBRA of the Central Reserve Police Force deployed in the state for anti-Naxal operations, officials said.

[“source=indiatoday”]