Constable injured in Jharkhand IED blast

The anti-bomb squad of Jharkhand police on Tuesday lost a canine soldier while one of its constable was injured in an IED blast in Gumla district, police said.

According to a statement, a joint operation was launched based on an input about presence of Maoist insurgents in Marwa jungle situated under Kurungarh police station.

During the search operation dog squad constable Biswajit Kumbhkar was injured and an anti-bomb disposal squad dog was killed.

Kumbhkar was air-lifted for treatment to Ranchi Medical College hospital.

Maoists are active in 18 of the districts in the state.