IED Blast In Maharashtra's Gadchiroli Day After 5 Killed In Chhattisgarh

IED Blast In Maharashtra's Gadchiroli Day After 5 Killed In Chhattisgarh

Gadricholi, Maharashtra: A CRPF battalion on election duty when the explosion took place.

Mumbai:

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was critically injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Maharashtra's Maoist-affected Gadricholi district on Wednesday, a day before voting in the area for Lok Sabha polls.

The blast took place in Gatta-Ettapalli area in the evening where the troops of the 191st battalion were on patrol.

The paramilitary trooper was part of a team sent to secure the area on the eve of the elections, an official said.

He is said to be in critical condition and is being airlifted for treatment.

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The region will vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

A BJP legislator and four security personnel were killed in a Maoist-triggered IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday.