Two Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) personnel including an assistant platoon commander, were on Sunday injured in blasts carried out by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said.
The incident took place in the forests near Tarlaguda and Tarud villages, around 450 kilometres south from state capital Raipur, when a team of the CAF’s 12th battalion was out on an area domination operation.
The two injured have been identified as assistant platoon commander Puran Singh and constable Bhuvaneshwar Yadav. While passing through a dirt track, Singh and Yadav stepped on an improvised explosive device that used a pressure mechanism, triggering a blast that left the two injured, officials informed.
They have been evacuated from the site and reinforcements had been rushed in.
Bijapur is part of sprawling Bastar region where Maoist militants are active mainly in thickly forested areas since late 1980s. Central government has deployed thousands of para-military troopers in Bastar to dismantle Maoists terror network.