Jawan killed in IED blast triggered by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh


Raipur: A jawan of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was killed when a pressure bomb planted by Naxalites went off in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday morning, police said.
The DRG team was out on an area domination operation in a forest near Tippapuram, about 500 kms from here, when the blast occurred, a senior police official told PTI.
While cordoning off a nearby forest bordering Telangana, an assistant constable of the DRG inadvertently stepped on the pressure improvised explosive device (IED) connection following which it exploded, he said.