Bijapur, Oct 28 : Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans lost their lives and two jawans were injured when Naxals ambushed their bunker vehicle with gunfire and IED blast in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh on Sunday.
The jawans belonged to 168 Battalion and the attack took place when they were moving back to their base camp after conducting search operation and encounter with Naxals . A convoy has been dispatched to provide reinforcement at the incident site.
The attack comes at a time when Chhattisgarh is scheduled to face elections in November and this incident shows the ill-preparedness of the state authorities to tackle Naxals. . Elections for state assembly polls are scheduled to be held in the two phases. The first phase for 18 seats in South Chhattisgarh will be held on 12th November while the second for the remaining 72 seats of North Chhattisgarh will be held on 20th November. There are total 90 constituencies.