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Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF Jawans injured in IED explosion in Dantewada. video

A blast in the Barsoor police station area injured at least two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, the Dantewada Police said on Saturday, December 2. The jawans are out of danger and are receiving treatment, according to the police.

“Two CRPF jawans got injured in an IED explosion in the Barsoor police station area. They are out of danger and undergoing treatment,” Dantewada Police said as quoted by news agency ANI.

#WATCH | Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF jawans got injured in an IED explosion in the Barsoor police station area. They are out of danger and undergoing treatment: Dantewada Police pic.twitter.com/Y2j8jHkGBt

— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2023

It comes ahead of the Election Commission of India’s announcement of the Chhattisgarh Assembly Election results on December 3. Two phases of voting were conducted for 90 members of the Legislative Assembly. Elections were held in two phases on November 7 and November 17. Voting in phase one was completed on November 7 and voting in phase two was completed on November 17.

Earlier in November, Livemint reported one jawan of the CRPF CoBRA Battalion was injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in the Tondamarka area of Sukma district on the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2023. Kunta Assembly constituency is voting today, on November 7, in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly election. Sukma SP Kiran Chavan has said that the soldier was deployed for election duty.

It was reported the same day that another Naxal-triggered attack had taken place in an Assembly constituency in one of the districts of Chhattisgarh, just a day before the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections was due to begin. An IED blast triggered by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district injured two polling officials and a member of the Border Security Force (BSF).

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Updated: 02 Dec 2023, 12:09 PM IST

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