Three SOG jawans injured in landmine blast in Malkangiri

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Malkangiri: At least three Special Operations Group (SOG) jawans were injured in a landmine blast at Bogapadar hills under Mathili police limits in Malkangiri district, officials informed on Saturday.

Acting on reliable inputs about the presence of the Ultras at Bogapadar hills, the security personnel launched a combing operation in the area. During the search operation, a landmine exploded leaving three SOG jawans critically injured. Police suspect the landmine might have been planted by the Maoist.

The injured jawans were initially taken to the nearby hospital for treatment, sources said. However, they were soon airlifted to a hospital in Vishakhapatnam as their health condition deteriorated.

Combing operations have been intensified in the area following the incident, officials added.

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