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C'garh Special Task Force jawan injured in IED blast by Naxals

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A (STF) jawan was today injured when a pressure IED, planted by Naxals, went off in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.

The incident took place near Tippapuram under Pamed police station limits, some 500 kms from here, when a "road opening party" of security forces was overseeing the construction of a road from Tippapuram and Pamed, an said.

"While security personnel were cordoning off a nearby forest, an jawan accidentally stepped on a pressure improvised (IED) planted by the Maoists. It exploded on impact and injured him," the said.

He added that the injured jawan was being evacuated from the area and reinforcements had been rushed in.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 18:50 IST