An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) -triggered blast around 4 am in the Kuchai area of Saraikella, Jharkhand. It targeted a joint team of the CRPF's special jungle warfare unit, Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and the state police when they were carrying out an operation in the forests of Kuchai area in the district in Saraikella. Eight CoBRA personnel and 3 Jharkhand Police personnel were injured in the IED attack, as per sources.
The incident took place in Kuchai area of Saraikella on Tuesday morning around 5 am when the 209 CoBRA force and Jharkhand Police were undertaking a special operation. Sources have infomred that it is a maoist attack and gun fight between the maoist and police forces are underway.
Sources also informed that a rescue chopper was sent from Ranchi and the injured jawans were airlifted to Ranchi where they are treated in Ranchi hospital. No casualties have been reported so far, as per sources.
Sources also informed that the combing operations are still on. The entire area near Saraikella in Jharkhand, bordering areas of Odisha is the maoist affected area.
(More details awaited)