Chhattisgarh: ITBP jawan injured in IED blast in Narayanpur

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Narayanpur, Apr 21 (PTI) A personnel of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was injured in a blast in the naxal-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday morning, policesaid.

A team of police and the ITBP had gone to the spot after learning that a cow died after coming in contact with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a nullah in Basing area, an official said.

As the security forces were searching the area to check if more IEDs were planted, jawan Sunil Singh stepped on a pressure-activated bomb which went off.

The injured jawan was taken to Raipur for treatment and his condition was stable, said district Superintendent of Police Neeraj Chandrakar.

The ITBP, a central force, is deployed in Chhattisgarh for anti-naxal operations. PTI COR CLS KRK KRK