ITBP Jawan Injured in IED Blast in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur
The incident took place near Becha Turn when a team of the ITBP was out on an operation.
An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan was injured in a blast carried out by naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, on Friday, 10 January, the police said.
The incident took place near Becha Turn under Sonpur Police Station area when a team of the ITBP's 53rd battalion was out on an anti-naxal operation, a local police official said.
When security forces were cordoning off a forest, around four km away from the police station, ultras triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) blast around 3 pm that left head constable Anil Ekka injured, he said.
"Ekka sustained injuries to the face and was immediately rushed to a local hospital," the official said, adding that he was out of danger.
A search operation was underway in the area, the official said.
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