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CRPF jawan injured in pressure bomb blast


Raipur : A CRPF jawan was today injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.

The incident took place when a team of paramilitary was patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction Bijapur Ghati-Kongpalli road that goes through restive dense forests, a senior police official said.

When security forces were cordoning off a patch, around two kms away from Kongpalli, a Central Reserve Police Force jawan inadvertently stepped over a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) triggering the blast injuring him, the official said.

Constable Neeraj Kumar belonging to CRPF’s 170th battalion sustained injuries in his leg and was rushed to a local hospital of Bijapur from where he was being shifted to Raipur for further treatment, he added.

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