India: CRPF personnel injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was on January 14 injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Naxalites exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said.

The incident took place around 8:45 a.m. near Pegdapalli village under Tarrem police station limits when a road opening party of the CRPF’s 153rd battalion was out on patrolling, a senior police official said.

When the team was cordoning off the area, the pressure-activated IED went off, injuring ASI Muhammad Aslam, he said.

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Source: The Hindu