CAF jawan injured in Naxal blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district
This was a second such blast in the area in the last one week.
The blast took place around 2.40 pm between Pandemurga and Bangoli villages under Nelasnar police station limits, where a team of the CAF's 8th battalion was out for an area domination operation, a senior officer said.
The patrolling team had launched the operation from Nelasnar camp, and was cordoning off the area along Indravati river, when constable Tham Singh stepped on a pressure IED connection, triggering the explosion, he said.
The jawan, a native of Korba district, sustained serious injuries on his legs and was taken to a primary health centre in Nelasnar, from where he was shifted to Dantewada district hospital, the officer said.
A search operation is currently underway in the area, he added.
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