Raipur: Nine civilians, including five women and a five-year-old boy, were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an IED blast in Nemed area of Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Bijapur district Wednesday. Police officers said one of them was seriously injured, but all were said to be out of danger.
P Sundar Raj, DIG, Anti-Naxal Operations, said the incident took place around 7.45 pm along the Peddakodepal-Nemed road, 2 km from the National Highway connecting Jagdalpur and Bhopalapatnam. “While one civilian was seriously injured, all are said to be in a stable condition,” he said. Senior police officers said the victims were on their way to Dantewada for the Adivasi Phagun Mela.