RAIPUR: A group of security personnel had a close shave today as Maoists detonated a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) on the Awapalli-Mordunda road in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.
No one was injured in the explosion.
The rebels exploded the landmine, planted beneath the soil near Tekri village under Bijapur police station limits when a team of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) was patrolling in the region to ensure security to an under construction road, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI.
"No injuries or causalities were reported in the incident," he added.
While cordoning off the route, when the security forces reached near Tekri, the explosion occurred near the patrolling team, he said.
Soon after the explosion, a combing operation was launched in the region to trace the attackers, he added.