Maoists triggered two blasts in Odisha’s Kalahandi district targeting a security team and a CRPF camp.
While one blast was close to a CRPF camp, the other hit a security team which was dispatched on an immediate combing operation. No casualty was reported in the incidents.
The two IED blasts were planted and triggered by Maoists in Trilochanpur of Kalahandi district yesterday.
The first blast took place 200 meters from the new CRPF camp site at Trilochanpur. It did not affect anybody or cause damage to property.
A bomb squad was sent to the spot, escorted by CRPF personnel.
On the way to Trilochanpur, at around 6 pm near Ambaguda Chowk, a blast hit the team just meters away. However, there was no injury to anyone. The CRPF team opened fire, but the Maoists escaped.
SP Kalahandi B Gangadhar confirmed that police and CRPF teams have taken up intensive combing and search operation in the area.
Trilochanpur is a Naxal-infested area and the ultras are opposed to the establishment of a CRPF camp.