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Chhattisgarh: ITBP officer killed, jawan injured in IED blast by Naxalites

ITBP personnel were providing security to a road construction project

itbp chhattisgarh Representational image of ITBP personnel in Chhattisgarh | Twitter handle of ITBP

An officer of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was killed and a jawan suffered injuries when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxalites went off in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Monday, a police official said.

The incident took place around 8.30am between Dondribeda and Sonpur villages when a team of the ITBP's 53rd Battalion was out on patrolling duty to ensure security to a road construction work, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P. told PTI.

When the patrolling team was cordoning off a forest patch, security personnel came in contact with the pressure IED, triggering an explosion, he said.

Assistant sub-inspector Rajendra Singh was killed in the blast, while head constable Mahesh received injuries, he said.

The injured jawan was shifted to the district hospital, the official said.

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