India: Policeman injured in IED blast in Bijapur district

A police personnel from the bomb disposal squad (BDS) was injured when a pressure IED, planted by Naxals, went off in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Friday, police said. The blast took place on Gorna-Mankeli road, where a team of security personnel along with the BDS of the District Force (DF) was carrying out a demining operation to ensure safety during road construction work, an official said.

A demining exercise is conducted to trace and remove landmines planted by Naxals to target security forces, he said. During the operation, the team detected an improvised explosive device (IED) packed in a steel box and planted beneath the dirt track and neutralised it, while another bomb connected to a pressure switch exploded when it was being removed, he said.

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