Rajnandgaon: Naxals triggered an IED blast Thursday in this district of Chhattisgarh where polling for Lok Sabha elections is underway, a senior police official said. No casualty was reported in the incident, he said.
“The Red Rebels detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) around 10.30am between Medha and Dabba villages, falling under Manpur-Mohla Assembly segment, when a team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police team was out on area domination operation in view of polling in the area,” the police official informed.
No harm was caused to the security personnel as the explosion took place a few metres away from them. A combing operation has been launched in the area.
A thick security blanket of around 60,000 personnel, and drones, has been thrown around the three constituencies-Rajnandgaon, Kanker and Mahasamund – of the state where polling is being held in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections.