A CRPF jawan was injured on Friday in an IED explosion triggered by naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said.
The incident occurred in the restive Tadmetla forests under Chintalnar police outpost limits when the paramilitary personnel were on an operation to cordon off the region, Sukma Superintendent of Police D Shrawan said.
A squad of Central Reserve Police Force was on an area domination exercise in Chintagufa forests, located around 500 kms away from Raipur, early this morning.
When they reached near Tademtla, naxals triggered a land mine blast and opened indiscriminate firing on security forces leaving one of them injured, the SP said.
However, when security forces launched retaliatory attack Maoists fled to the core forests, he added.
Soon after being informed, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured jawan was admitted to a local hospital, he said.
A search operation has been launched to nab the attackers, he added.
Police used water cannons on the protesters when they tried to break the security cordon to reach the CBI office.
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