Cop injured in blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district

Raipur: A police jawan was injured in a blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district on Thursday.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The incident took place in Kilam-Kudur forest under the Mardapal police station limits, a senior police official told PTI. The area is around 200 kilometres away from the state capital.

A police team which was out on an anti-Naxal operation came under fire inside the core area of the forest at Ranapal, 22 kilometres from Mardapal, he said.

After the exchange of fire between the two sides stopped, the Naxals triggered a blast of improvised explosive device (IED) near Kudur as the security forces were leaving the area, he said.

Assistant constable Mankuram Kashyap was injured in the blast.

He was rushed to a hospital in Kondagaon and was said to be out of danger, the official said, adding that extra forces were sent to the spot. Further reports were awaited.

Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 16:21 PM

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