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Chhattisgarh: 9 civilians injured in IED blast

Senior police officers said the victims were on their way to Dantewada for the Adivasi Phagun Mela.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2019 3:37:58 am
An IED blast hit a Bolero carrying nine people in Chhattisgarh. (Express photo)

Raipur: Nine civilians, including five women and a five-year-old boy, were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an IED blast in Nemed area of Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Bijapur district Wednesday. Police officers said one of them was seriously injured, but all were said to be out of danger.

P Sundar Raj, DIG, Anti-Naxal Operations, said the incident took place around 7.45 pm along the Peddakodepal-Nemed road, 2 km from the National Highway connecting Jagdalpur and Bhopalapatnam. “While one civilian was seriously injured, all are said to be in a stable condition,” he said. Senior police officers said the victims were on their way to Dantewada for the Adivasi Phagun Mela.

 

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