RAIPUR: Three Special Task Force (STF) personnel were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast when they stepped on a pressure bomb planted by Maoists in restive Sukma district, south Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.
“A joint team of STF and district reserve guards were returning after search operations during the evening hours when some troopers accidentally stepped on the pressure IED, triggering a blast near padiriya village close to Dornapal. All three were air-lifted to Raipur for immediate medical attention,” the additional superintendent of police (Sukma) Jitendra Shukla told the New Indian Express.
One jawan’s condition is stated to be critical though hospital sources in Raipur said all the injured personnel are stable and out of danger. Sukma is among the seven worst Maoist affected districts in the conflict zone of Bastar.