4 CRPF jawans have lost their lives in an encounter with Naxals in Bijapur

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Aug 04 (ANI): Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have lost their lives in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Bijapur area on Saturday. Furthermore, two more jawans have been injured in the blast. Four of the killed CRPF personnel included one Assistant Sub-Inspector, one head constable and two constables of the 168 battalion. Sharing details of the incident, P Sundar Raj, DIG (Anti-Naxal Operation) said, "The IED blast occurred in the Awapalli Police Station area of the Bijapur district. Unfortunately, four CRPF personnel lost their lives. 2 injured jawans have been sent for medical treatment." Last week, three Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) jawans were injured in an Improved Explosive Device (IED) blast orchestrated by Naxals in the state's Rajnandgaon district's Rajadera village. (ANI)
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