Ranchi, July 13: 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.  Jammu and Kashmir: Major Tragedy Averted as Security Forces Destroy IED in Pulwama District (Watch Video)

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.


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