Special Director General (DG) of Police, Anti Naxal operations, DM Awasthi confirmed the death of one of the jawans.
A platoon of 29 security personnel had gone to attend a public welfare meeting in a village located near the Odisha border.
"It is here that the blast took place," added DG Awasthi.
Earlier on April 29, a Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) jawan sustained injuries in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. (ANI)