Raipur: Two security personnel, one of them belonging to Central Reserve Police Force's specialised unit CoBRA, were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Tuesday, police said.
The incident took place in the forests near Lenda village under Basaguda police station limits when a joint team of CRPF and district force was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation, a CRPF official told PTI.
The joint squad had launched an area domination exercise on November 22 from Sarkeguda, around 450 kms away from the state capital.
About 12 kms away from Sarkeguda, when they were cordoning off a thickly-forested patch near Lenda in afternoon, two jawans accidentally stepped over a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) triggering the blast causing injuries to them, the official said.
The injured were identified as constable Gulshan Kujur of the 204th battalion of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and Bheema, a district police jawan.
Soon after getting information about the incident, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured were retrieved from the forests and rushed to Jagdalpur for treatment, the officer added.