Maoists in West Singhbhum district continued to pose a challenge to security forces who were involved in search operations in its forest areas covering the border of Jharkhand and Odisha.

This resulted in one casualty today when A CRPF sub-inspector was injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly went off during an anti-Maoist operation in a forest there.

According to West Singhbhum SP Ashutosh Shekhar, the injured CRPF man was airlifted to a hospital in Ranchi. 

Reports said an IED explosion incident occurred in the forest near Anjanbeda village under the Muffasil Police Station limits when a team of security personnel was conducting the operation.

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