Bhubaneswar: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was injured Saturday in a land mine blast triggered by Maoists in Odisha`s Koraput district, police said.
The incident occurred in a forested area near Palur village, over 600 km from here, during a combing operation by the BSF.
"One BSF trooper has sustained minor injury. Others narrowly escaped the blast," Superintendent of Police Avinash Kumar told a news agency.
Maoists are active in more than half of the state and Koraput district is considered their strong hold.