Driver and cop injured in Naxal blast

Two persons including driver of a police van and a police officer were injured when Naxalites triggered a landmine blast in the vehicle carrying police personnel in Konekode village in Bastar district.

Last Updated: May 10, 2011, 19:12 PM IST

Raipur: Two persons including driver of a
police van and a police officer were injured when Naxalites
triggered a landmine blast in the vehicle carrying police
personnel in Konekode village in Bastar district.

Additional Director General of Police Ramnivas said,
"The Naxalites used landmine explosives to trigger a blast on
the police van leaving the driver injured. The van was
carrying police personnel from Antagarh to Kodagaon, who had
come to provide security for the Bastar bypolls. The blast
left some minor dent on the vehicle."

The injured was rushed to a nearby hospital and is now
stable.

Ramnivas said that a police officer was also injured
in the incident. "ASI Lokesh Patel, who was passing by, lost
control of his motorcycle and collided against a tree. He was
also hospitalised."

ADG said that the police have launched a search
operation for the Naxalites behind the blast.

PTI