7 injured in bomb explosion in Chhattisgarh
Jagdalpur, Apr 7: Seven people, including two Special Police Officers,(SPD) were injured when an improvised explosive device attached to a corpse exploded today in the naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said.
Two persons, who were seriously injured in the explosion at village Bharpal near Bhairamgarh, had been admitted to Bharamgarh hospital, police said.
Police said naxalites killed a villager and kept the body laced with IED on the road to trap police personnel. As two SPOs and villagers removed the body for postmortem, the pressure bomb attached to it exploded.
SPOs are local youth appointed on a monthly honorarium of Rs 1500 to assist the police in intelligence gathering and security operations in the naxalite affected areas in the Bastar region.