Malkangiri (Odisha), Feb 21: A Border Security Force jawan was seriously injured on Sunday after a landmine, suspectedly planted by Maoists, went off in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, police said. The landmine explosion occurred when a group of security force personnel were returning after a combing operation in Gagapadar forest under the jurisdiction of Mathili Police Station.
The BSF jawan sustained serious injuries on his left leg and was hospitalized. He was later shifted to a medical facility in Raipur of Chhattishgarh by a chopper ambulance.
His condition is stated to be stable, Malkangiri SP Rishikesh D Khilari said. The SP also said the police have intensified combing operations in the forest following the incident.
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