The IEDs were planted to target the forces out on the operations, Guddi Karma, the surrendered Maoist, revealed.
The morning explosion took place at the Circular Road in Gangoo area of Pulwama district in the morning, injuring a jawan of the Road Opening Party (ROP) of the CRPF.
The incident occurred at 3 pm under the limits of Orchha police station, nearly 350 kms from Raipur, when a team of security forces was out on an area domination operation.
The suspected IED consisting a small cylinder with a timer was found near a bridge on river Erin in Bandipore district earlier in the morning.
The bridge on the Dumam river which connects Kuakonda and Katekalyan development block headquarters in Dantewada, was not only strategically important but also crucial for the people living there.
Reinforcements were rushed to the region and the search operation further intensified, the police said. The armed Naxals managed to flee into the nearby forests.
The injured were taken to a hospital and their condition is stated to be normal, the police said.
While the CRPF team was cordoning off a patch of jungle near Chintabegu village, Naxals triggered the blast of an improvised explosive device.
The wreath laying ceremony of four policemen, who lost their lives in the blast, took place in Baramulla today.
A police officer said that the IED went off when a police party was patrolling the Chota Bazar area of main town Sopore this morning.