Two BSF Jawans killed in Naxal Ambush in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, July 15: Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and another was injured after Naxals ambushed a patrolling party in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district Sunday.

Naxals opened fire on a BSF platoon in Partapur police station limits in Kanker around 3.45 am today. The mortal remains of the jawans have been brought to 114 BSF Batallion HQ in Pakhanjor.

The killed jawans have been identified as constables Lokender Singh from Rajasthan and Mukdhiyar Singh from Punjab.

 Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday expressed grief over two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans losing their lives in a Naxal attack in the state.

Singh condemned the attack and expressed condolences to the grieving families.

Naxals attacked a team of BSF’s 114th battalion when they were returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation and subsequently gun-battle broke out between them in a forest near Mahla camp of BSF under Partapaur police station limits.

 

The BSF’s 114th battalion were returning back to camp after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation when they were attacked, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P told .

When the patrolling team was advancing through forest of Barkot village, located around 250 km from the state capital Raipur, it came under heavy fire from a group of Naxals leading to the gun-battle between the two sides, he said.

 

After a brief exchange of fire, the ultras fled into core forest, he said. “Two constables identified as Lokender Singh and Mukdhiyar Singh, belonging to Rajasthan and Punjab respectively, were killed while another constable, Sandeep Dey, sustained injuries in the gunfight,” he said.

The bodies of the deceased were brought to the headquarter of BSF’s 114 battalion in Pakhanjore, he said.

The injured jawan was being airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the DIG said.

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