A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was on Wednesday injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), planted by Naxalites, exploded in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, a senior police official said.
The incident took place at around 7.30 am near Kamarguda police camp under the Jagargunda police station area when a squad of CRPF’s 231st battalion was out on a search operation, he said.
The IED exploded around a kilometre away from the camp on Sukma-Dantewada inter-district border, resulting in minor splinter injuries on the legs of assistant sub-inspector Sagar Singh Tomar, he said.
The jawan was administered first aid at the camp and was being shifted to a local hospital in Dantewada, the official said.
The blast took place on the strategically important Aranpur (Dantewada)-Jagargunda (Sukma) road, construction of which was recently completed.