Two labourers injured in pressure bomb blast in C'garh

Raipur, Nov 22 (PTI) Two road construction labourerswere injured in an explosion of a pressure bomb planted bynaxals in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Friday, policesaid.

The incident occurred around 11 am between Puspal andBodli villages, where road construction is underway along theBastar-Dantewada districts border, a senior police officialsaid.

As per the preliminary information, the pressureimprovised explosive device (IED), placed in a plastic can,exploded when one of the labourers touched it assuming that itwas some scrap item. He and another labourers sufferedinjuries in the incident, he said.

'They were shifted to Dantewada hospital, where thecondition of one of them is said to be critical,' he said.

Naxalsfrequently try to disrupt road constructionworks in Bastar division, comprising seven districts, bylaunching attacks on security forces and damaging the roads,and vehicles used in the work. PTI TKPNP NP