Jharkhand Naxal attack: 11 security personnel injured in IED blast in Saraikela

JHARKHAND : At least 11 personnel of the CRPF and Jharkhand police were injured in a blast in Kuchai area of Saraikela Kharsawan district on Tuesday. An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated at 4.53 am by suspected Naxals while personnel were undertaking special operations.

Among the injured are eight personnel from the 209th battalion of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), a unit of the CRPF, and three Jharkhand police personnel. The injured were airlifted to Ranchi at 6.52 am.

According to news agency PTI, the IED is suspected to have been buried under the dirt track.