Bomb blast in NE India

Bomb blast in NE India
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RAIPUR: A jawan of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was killed when a bomb planted by Naxals went off in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district this 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.

The security personnel, identified as Sondhar Hemla, died on the spot, he said.

Efforts were on to retrieve the body from the forest, the official said, adding that a combing operation was underway in the region.

New Delhi