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Woman killed after stepping on IED planted by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh | India News – Times of India

BIJAPUR: A 25-year-old woman was killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites went off in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday, the police said. Shanti Punem was collecting tendu leaves near Mallur village within the limits of the Gangaloor police station when she died in the blast, a police official said. Engrossed in her work, Punem stepped on the pressure IED, triggering the explosion, the official said. The scene of the blast is about 20 km from Pidia village, where 12 Naxalites were gunned down in an encounter with security personnel on Friday. After being alerted about the incident, a police team was sent to the spot, he said. Naxalites often plant IEDs along roads, dirt tracks and in forests to target security personnel during patrolling in the in...