CRPF jawan injured in Improvised Explosive Device blast in Chhattisgarh

A CRPF jawan on Saturday injured in a pressure bomb blast laid by naxals on an under-construction route in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.

Raipur: A CRPF jawan on Saturday injured in a pressure bomb blast laid by naxals on an under-construction route in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.

The incident took place while a team of paramilitary was patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction Aranpur (Dantewada)-Jagargunda (Sukma) road which passes through restive dense forests, under Aranpur police station limits, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.

When security forces were cordoning off a patch near Sameli village, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan inadvertently stepped over a pressure IED, triggering the blast and injuring him, the SP said.

Constable Sonwani Janardan belonging to CRPF's 111 battalion sustained injuries on his leg in the blast and was shifted to a local hospital of Dantewada after preliminary treatment at Aranpur, the SP said.

His condition is said to be out of danger, he added.

 

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