Depends if it was side- or square-on on the stick.The normal form is still to place it t in front of something that will protect from that backblast. Having it in a stick will be a little cheeky if it detonated whilst holding it.
On defensive positions, the VC had a cheeky habit of sneaking up to positions before an attack and turning Claymores around. So, at the point that things are getting lively and you need something to keep Charlie off, you press the clackers... only to compound your problems by getting a face-full of your own nasty.
The SASR solved that problem on their perimeters by mounting their Claymores at an oblique angle.