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Injured personnel of Special Task Force being treated after an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on April 11, 2015. The encounter took place in Pedmal forest area of the district when a team of STF was out on an operation. [File picture]IANS

A jawan of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday.

The IED exploded in Temelwada forests of the district, ANI reported.

A jawan was killed in June this year when an IED planted by the Maoists exploded. The explosion had taken place near Gadgadmeta in the Chintalnar-Burkapalli axis of the district when security personnel were on a routine patrolling, according to a PTI report then published.

Sukma has for a long been the centre of Maoists' violent activities as they keep targeting security forces, politicians and even locals. The district is a part of the huge red corridor, the belt in east, central and south India that are affected by Maoist insurgency.

In April, seven personnel of Chhattisgarh's Special Task Force were killed in a Maoist ambush.

One of the biggest Naxal attacks in the history of the disctrict took place in May, 2013. At least 27 people, including former state minister Mahendra Karma, Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, senior Congress leader Vidya Charan Shukla, were killed in firing and blasts on Jagdalpur-Sukma Highway.