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Chhattisgarh: 4 BSF Jawans Among 6 Injured in IED Blast in Bijapur District; Operations Still Underway
Exchange of fire still underway.
Bijapur: Four BSF jawans, one DRG and a civilian were injured in an IED blast in Bijapur Ghatti (7 kms from Bijapur) in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. All injured have been admitted to a hospital in Bijapur.
“Exchange of fire is still underway between security forces and Naxals though the situation is under control,” said DIG, Anti-Naxal Operations, P Sundarraj.
On Sunday, a BSF personnel was killed when Naxals detonated an IED, while a Maoist was gunned down in an encounter with police in separate incidents in the state. That was just a day ahead of polling in the state.
Inspector General of Police (Raipur range) Dipanshu Kabra told PTI that a BSF team was out on an area domination operation in view of the polls when Naxals blew up an IED in a forest in Kanker district, around 200 km from the state capital Raipur.
BSF sub-inspector Mahendra Singh was seriously injured in the blast and he succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital, said Kabra, who is the nodal officer for election-related security in the state.