CAF Jawan Injured in CG’s Bijapur

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  • CAF jawan injured in IED blast.
  • Incident took place near Nelasnar camp on Saturday afternoon.
  • The jawan is being treated at Dantewada district hospital.

Chhattisgarh: A jawan from the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) sustained injuries in an IED blast in the naxal dominated, Bijpaur on 21st May.

The blast took place around 2.40 p.m. between Pandemurga and Bangoli villages under Nelasnar police station limits, where a team of the CAF’s 8th battalion was out for an area domination operation,” a senior officer said.

The patrolling team had launched the operation from Nelasnar camp, and was cordoning off the area along Indravati river, when constable Tham Singh stepped on a pressure IED connection, triggering the explosion,” he added.

The jawan who is a native of Korba district sustained injuries on the leg and was taken to a primary health centre in Nelasnar, from where he was shifted to Dantewada district hospital.

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