11 jawans injured in IED blast in Jharkhand

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Ranchi: At least eleven jawans received injuries in an IED blast in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan district in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to sources, the personnel of 209 CoBRA troops and Jharkhand police were out on special operations in Kuchai area of Saraikella when an IED planted by the Naxals exploded at around 4.53 am.

As a result, eight personnel of CoBRA troops and three Jharkhand police personnel sustained injuries. They were immediately rescued and were airlifted to Ranchi for better treatment.

Security has been tightened and search operation intensified to flush out ultras, sources added.

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