Maoists trigger pipe-bomb blast

August 16, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 04:54 am IST - Raipur

Three STF personnel returning from operation injured

Three Special Task Force (STF) personnel were injured on Tuesday, one of them seriously, when Maoists triggered a pipe- bomb blast in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

The incident took place at around 3 p.m. in the forests under Fulbagdi police station limits when a joint team of security forces was returning after an anti-Maoist operation, a senior police official told PTI.

Separate teams of security forces, comprising CRPF, STF, DRG (District Reserve Guard) and district force, had launched the operation since Monday in the interior forests of Sukma, around 400 km from here, the official said.

Maoists are known to mount attacks on I-Day.

On their way back, when one of the patrol teams was nearing Pariya village, naxals triggered the blast from inside the forest, injuring the three STF personnel, the official said.

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