RAIPUR: A police jawan and a civilian were today injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.
The incident took place near Maoulimor village, around 7 kms away from Rawghat Police Station limits at around 9 AM, Kanker Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Singh Meena said.
On getting information that Naxalites had installed banners, posters and blocked Raoghat-Moulimor road by felling trees, a joint team of district force and Border Security Force (BSF) approached the spot.
The Naxalites had erected banners on trees, the SP said. While security personnel were trying to remove a banner, a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) placed under it went off injuring the constable Preetam Singh, he said.
Besides, a civilian who was present at the spot also sustained splinter injuries in the explosion, he added. The injured were immediately rushed to a local hospital in Antagarh while the injured police jawan is being airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, he added.
Extra forces have been rushed to the area and intense search operation has been launched to track down the ultras, he added.