Two CoBRA jawans were on Friday injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district. The incident occurred at around 11:45 AM when a team of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action’s 204th battalion was carrying out a search operation in Basaguda police station area, a CRPF official said.
“Security forces were out for the operation since morning to the interiors of Basaguda, located around 450 kms away from here. “While they were cordoning off a forested patch near Sankanpalli, about 8 kms away from Basaguda, two jawans inadvertently stepped over a pressure IED (Improvised Explosive Device) connection, triggering the blast that left them injured,” he said.
Constable Kishore Behera is seriously injured whereas the other constable Nandan of the battalion has sustained minor injuries, the official said.
Soon after the incident, reinforcements were rushed to the spot and the injured were taken to Basaguda from where they will be airlifted to Raipur for further medication, he said.