Ahead of Rajnath visit, 2 CAF jawans injured in IED blast
Raipur: Ahead of Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit here tomorrow, two jawans of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by naxals in insurgency-hit Sukma district today.
The explosion occurred while a team of CAF was patrolling near Dharampenta village under Kistaram police station limits to ensure security of an under construction culvert, Sukma Superintendent of Police D Shrawan told PTI.
When the security forces were cordoning off the construction site, located nearly 450 kms away from here on Konta-Kistaram route in the extreme south Bastar, naxals triggered the explosion, leaving two jawans injured, he said.
Firing also broke out between security forces and rebels which lasted for a short period following which naxals fled into the dense forests, the SP added.
Soon after the incident, the jawans were rushed to a local health centre, he said.
Meanwhile, a combing operation has been launched in the region to nab the attackers.
The Home Minister will arrive at Raipur tomorrow afternoon for his two-day visit to Chhattisgarh.
During the tour, Singh will also visit Sukma to inaugurate a newly built fortified police station at Dornapal.