IED blast wounds 11 security personnel in Jharkhand

WION Web Team New Delhi May 28, 2019, 07.28 AM(IST)

File photo: Jharkhand Police. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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As per reports, the blast occurred at around 4:53 am and targeted the troops of 209 CoBRA and Jharkhand Police.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in Jharkhand's Kuchai area of Saraikella on early Tuesday, news agency ANI reported. 

As per reports, the blast occurred at around 4:53 am and targeted the troops of 209 CoBRA and Jharkhand Police.

The security forces were out on special operations when the explosion took place.

As many as 8 CoBRA personnel and 3 Jharkhand Police personnel have been injured. There is no word on any loss of life, more details are awaited. 

The 11 injured jawans were airlifted for Ranchi at 6:52 am.

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This comes a day after Indian Army on Monday diffused an IED bomb which was recovered near Kallar area on the Jammu-Poonch Highway, ANI reported. 

The bomb disposal squad of the Army reached the spot and the area was cordoned off.

The officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were also present at the spot.