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BSF jawan injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district

When the patrolling team was cordoning off the forest near a culvert, it might have come in contact with the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, an official said.

Published: 26th September 2020 08:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2020 08:57 PM   |  A+A-

BSF personnel

The injured jawan has been shifted to Raipur for further treatment, a BSF official said. (Representational Photo| EPS)

By PTI

RAIPUR: A jawan from the Border Security Forces (BSF) was injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED), laid by naxals, went off in insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place at around 1.30 pm on Koyalibeda-Dhutta road under Koyalibeda police station area, where a team of BSF's 4th battalion was out on a road security operation, Kanker additional superintendent of police Gorakhnath Baghel said.

When the patrolling team was cordoning off the forest near a culvert, it might have come in contact with the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, he said.

Constable Virendra Tuddu sustained minor injury in the explosion and was shifted to a local hospital, where his condition is said to be out of danger, he said.

The injured jawan has been shifted to Raipur for further treatment, a BSF official said.



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