Three security personnel injured in Chhattisgarh

Sukma: Three members of a Special Task Force were injured, one of them seriously, on Tuesday when Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, official sources said.

The security personnel was returning after a night patrol was undertaken by STF and Reserve Police men when Maoists lying in ambush near Paria forest area triggered the blast around 3 pm, Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said.

Though there was an exchange of gunfire, the Maoists escaped from the spot, he said.

A seriously injured Kattam Rama, as well as Bodi Chinna and Madkam Sanna, were taken to Jagdalpur Medical College for treatment.

Rama`s condition is said to be stable but has been referred to a Raipur hospital for better treatment, the officer said.