IED Blast in India, CRPF officials hit

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IED Blast in India, CRPF officials hit

NEW DELHI - CRPF officer was on Sunday killed in a Naxal triggered IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, official sources said. They said Head Constable K Venkanna sustained splinter injuries after a joint patrol of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police were out for an operation in the Chintagufa area of the Maoist violence hit district.

The incident happened early morning at about 5:30 AM when the improvised explosive device (IED) blast took place, they said.

The jawan was air evacuated to Raipur but he succumbed to his injuries, they added.