Security personnel killed in IED blast in central India

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-29 12:05:42|Editor: huaxia

NEW DELHI, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least one security personnel was killed and 10 injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Naxal rebels in India's central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday night, confirmed an official.

The IED blast took place in the state's Sukma district.

The security personnel belonged to the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) CoBRA unit.

The security personnel who died was of the rank of Assistant Commandant.

According to local media reports, the IED blast took place at around 22:00 p.m. on Saturday when a CRPF team was returning after conducting a search operation against the Naxals in the forest near Tadmetla village.

"Two IEDs blasted off, injuring 10 security personnel," media reports quoted Inspector General of Police Sundarraj as saying.

The injured were admitted to a local hospital. Enditem