A CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) jawan was injured when a pressure bomb, laid by Naxals, blasted in Badegurra forests of Kuwakonda police station limits early this morning, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap, said.
A composite squad of CRPF, its elite unit CoBRA and district forces were patrolling inside the forests of Kuwakonda. As soon as they reached Badegurra, a jawan stepped over a pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, the SP said.
He belonged to CoBRA's 206th battalion. In another incident, a CRPF jawan sustained injuries after he was shot with an arrow by Naxals in Chikpal forest under Katekalyan police station limits late last night, the SP said.
A joint team of CRPF, Special Task Force (STF) and district force had launched an anti-naxal operation in the Katekalyan region, located around 450 kms away from here, during which they unearthed a 5 kg IED planted by Naxals.
On their way back, a jawan was hit by an arrow shot by a group of Naxals who fled into the forests when security forces launched retaliatory attack, he said, adding, the two jawans were rushed to Dantewada for treatment, he added.