Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were injured on Friday in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Dantewada district, police said.
A CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) jawan was injured when a pressure bomb laid by Maoists blasted in Badegurra forest of Kuwakonda police station limits early this morning, Dantewada superintendent of police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.
A composite squad of CRPF, its elite unit CoBRA and district forces were patrolling inside the forests of Kuwakonda.
As soon as they reached Badegurra, a jawan stepped over a pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, the SP said. He belonged to CoBRA’s 206th battalion.
Another CRPF jawan sustained injuries after he was shot with an arrow by Maoists in Chikpal forest under Katekalyan police station limits on Thursday night, the SP said.
A joint team of CRPF, Special Task Force (STF) and district force had launched an anti-Maoist operation in the Katekalyan region, located around 450km away from Raipur, during which they unearthed a 5kg IED planted by Maoists.
On their way back, a jawan was hit by Maoists who fled into the forest when security forces launched retaliatory attack, he said, adding that the two jawans were rushed to Dantewada for treatment.