Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, Mar 12: Two BSF jawans were killed and four others injured in a gun-battle with naxals in Kanker district of Chhattishgarh on Saturday, the second attack in as many days by the Left wing extremists.

The encounter occurred around 2:30 AM when the Naxals attacked a squad of BSF and district force which was undertaking a special operation in the interior forests of Bande police station area of the district, Kanker Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jayant Vaishnav said.

“Two constables–Rakesh Nehra and Vijay Kumar—belonging to 122nd battalion of BSF succumbed to their injuries while being airlifted to Raipur. Four other injured have been shifted to Raipur and admitted at Ramkrishna Care Hospital,” the DSP said. A joint squad of BSF’s 117th and 122nd battalion along with district force had launched the operation from Chhotebethiya camp of BSF in Pakhanjore region, located around  300 kms away from the state capital. The encounter lasted an hour and later the Naxals fled into the dense forests, he added 

Additional forces have been sent to the area, he said.

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