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Chhattisgarh: 2 security personnel injured in IED blast

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2018 13:06 IST

Kanker (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov 2 (ANI): Two security personnel were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off during a demining operation in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Friday.
"Two security personnel were injured in an IED blast during a demining operation in the Kanker district," Special Director General of Anti-Naxal Operations, DM Awasthi said.
He also informed that an encounter with the Naxals is underway in Bijapur district.
"In Bijapur encounter is underway with Naxals, a body of a Naxal and a 303 rifle has been recovered," Awasthi informed.
Assembly elections are scheduled in Chhattisgarh in two phases- November 12 and 20.
Security agencies are on their toes to ensure that polling goes smoothly in the Naxal-affected state.
On Tuesday, a cameraperson of public broadcaster Doordarshan and three police officers were killed in an ambush in a poll-bound Dantewada district- a Maoist hotbed. Police, however, say the attack was not related to upcoming polls in the state.
Earlier on October 27, four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost their lives in an IED blast by Naxals in Bijapur, while two jawans were injured in the blast. (ANI)