Two policemen injured in landmine blast

Raipur: Two policemen were injured Wednesday in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.

The incident took place in Cherpal village when the explosives went off while the security personnel were de-mining the Bijapur-Gangalur road, District Superintendent of Police Avinash Mohanty said.

The policemen were on patrol in the area after receiving a tip off that Naxals had laid a landmine on the stretch, Mohanty said.

Further details are awaited.