Three security personnel injured in blast by Naxals: Police

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Raipur, Nov 21: Three security personnel, including a CRPF inspector, were today injured in a pressure bomb blast by Naxals in Maoist-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

The incident occurred when a joint contingent of 168 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force and district force was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation in Basaguda police station limits this evening, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

"During the operation, security personnel accidentally came in contact with a pressure bomb planted by the Maoists that exploded injuring CRPF Inspector Gurvinder Singh and two state police jawans Irpa Ganesh and Kadti Chandru," the ASP said. The wounded personnel were airlifted to the Jagdalpur for medical assistance and were reported to be recovering, the ASP said.

PTI

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