Raipur, Sep 30: A CoBRA jawan was today injured in a pressure bomb blast, laid by naxals, in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district.
The incident occurred around 11:50 AM while a team of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action's (CoBRA's) 204th battalion was carrying out patrolling under Basaguda police station limits, a CRPF official said.
Security forces were out on the operation since the morning to ensure security to Basaguda-Tarrem under-construction road, located around 450 km from here.
While they were cordoning off a forested patch near Tarrem, a jawan inadvertently stepped over the pressure IED (improvised explosive device) connection, triggering the blast that left him injured, he said.
"Head constable Sunil Kumar belonging to CoBRA 204th battalion sustained injuries on his legs in the blast," he said.
Soon after the incident, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured constable was brought to Sarkeguda forces camp where he was provided preliminary treatment, the official said, adding that he was being airlifted to Raipur for further medication.