Bijapur : A CRPF jawan was on Saturday harmed in an IED explosion by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurrection hit Bijapur region. The episode occurred in the forest of Gangaloor police headquarters range when a group of CRPF’s world class CoBRa unit was completing an inquiry cum-zone mastery operation in the locale, a CRPF official said.

Security forces were out on the operation since last evening to the interior forests of Gangaloor, located around 450 km away from the state capital. When they reached Pusnar at around 9:30 am today, Naxals detonated the Improvised Explosive Device leaving a constable injured, he said. “The constable identified as Arun Minj sustained injuries in his eye and left leg,” the official said, adding that he was admitted to a local hospital.

Meanwhile, a search operation has been launched in the region to nab the ultras involved in the incident, he added.

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