CRPF jawan injured in pressure bomb blast in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was injured on Sunday in a pressure bomb blast laid by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

Soliders take positions during an encounter with militants who attacked a CRPF camp in Bemina area of Srinagar on Wednesday. PTI.

Representational image. PTI

The incident took place at around 8 am near Errabor Police Station while security forces were heading for security duty at the weekly market of Errabor village, Sukma Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI.

"Head Constable Dilip Kumar Boro belonging to CRPF's 212th battalion sustained injuries in the explosion," he added.

Security forces were tasked to ensure security to the weekly market, located just about 200 meters away from the Errabor police station which lies at 500 kms away from here.

On the way, the jawan inadvertently stepped over a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) triggering blast injuring him on his leg, the SP said.

Soon after getting information of the incident, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured were taken to a local hospital, he added.

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Updated Date: Aug 21, 2016 10:13:43 IST

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