CRPF jawan injured in IED blast

Bijapur: A CRPF jawan was injured on Friday when a pressure bomb placed by naxals went off in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency- hit Bijapur district, police said. The incident took place early morning near Tarrem village under Basaguda police station when a team of CRPF’s 168th Battalion was out on an area domination operation, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Divyang Patel said.

While the patrolling team was cordoning off a forest near Tarrem, 450 km from the state capital Raipur, a paramilitary jawan inadvertently stepped over the pressure IED connection triggering the blast that left him injured. The injured constable Munna Kumar was shifted to a local hospital, Patel said, adding a combing operation was underway in the area.

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