Raipur: Four District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawans were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast, suspected to be carried out by Maoists, in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district today, police said.
The blast was triggered in a forest near Sirsetti village, under the Fulbagdi police station limits, when the security personnel were out on an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Sundarraj P told reporters.
DRGs are part of the state police force.
“Four jawans of the DRG were injured in the blast,” the DIG said.
Reinforcement was rushed to the area and efforts were on to evacuate the injured personnel, he added.
Earlier this day, a dreaded Maoist cadre was killed today in an exchange of fire between police and the red rebels in Mahupadar forest in Malkangiri district bordering Chhattisgarh.