Two landmine blasts in West Bengal on poll day (Lead)

April 30th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Two landmines planted by suspected Maoist guerrillas to target poll officials exploded in West Bengal’s Leftist insurgency-hit areas on the voting day Thursday causing injuries to a security person.
“One central paramilitary force jawan was injured in a low-intensity landmine blast in Balrampur area (in the Maoist-affected Purulia district). He was injured in his leg,” West Bengal Inspector General (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia told IANS.

Another landmine exploded when poll officials were returning from a forest area in the violence-hit West Midnapore district, state Inspector General (Western Region) Kuldip Singh said, adding “no one has been injured”.

He said the blast was triggered when the convoy of poll officials, escorted by police and paramilitary troopers, was travelling through Kapaguri forest region.

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