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Naxals trigger poll-eve blast in Chhattisgarh

"The incident occurred this afternoon near Baldongri village under Aundhi police station, located around 125 km from Rajnandgaon district headquarters, when a polling party was heading towards its destination," Rajnandgaon SP Sanjeev Shukla said.

November 10, 2013 / 09:19 PM IST

Two  were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in the Maoist-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on the eve of the first phase of Assembly elections, police said.


"The incident occurred this afternoon near Baldongri village under Aundhi police station, located around 125 km from Rajnandgaon district headquarters, when a polling party was heading towards its destination," Rajnandgaon SP Sanjeev Shukla said. The polling party was on its way to Baldongri booth when Naxals set off a low-intensity IED blast near a rivulet, leaving two ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel injured, he said.

"The jawans were provided primary treatment at a local health centre and are being brought to the Rajnangdaon headquarters," he said, adding the polling staff reached their destination safely. 18 constituencies of Naxal-affected Bastar and Rajnandgaon districts are going to polls on Monday.

first published: Nov 10, 2013 09:14 pm

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