5 security personnel injured in Maoist blast in Bijapur

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RAIPUR: Five security personnel, including four BSF jawans, and a civilian were injured when Maoists blew up a truck with an IED in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Wednesday, a senior police official said.
The incident took place around 9 am at Bijapur Ghati, located around 7 km from Bijapur town, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations), Sundarraj P told PTI.
“Four Border Security Force personnel, belonging to the 414th battalion, a District Reserve Guard jawan, and a civilian, who was driving the vehicle, received injuries in the improvised explosive device blast,” he said.
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured persons were shifted to a local hospital, he said, adding that a search operation was underway in the region. Bijapur is around 450 km from the state capital Raipur.