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Chhattisgarh: 2 cops killed in naxal ambush

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Raipur: A station house officer and an assistant constable were killed and six other security personnel, including an assistant commandant of BSF, were injured when naxals attacked a joint patrolling team in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district on Monday, police said.

A group of armed naxal opened indiscriminate fire on a joint team of security personnel while they were conducting patrolling at Paralkot village (PV) number 101 under Bande police station limits, said IG (intelligence wing) Deepanshu Kabra.

The squad of district force and Border Security Force (BSF) was conducting patrolling in Bande region, located around 250 kms away from the state capital. When they reached at PV 101, rebels opened fire on them, leaving an SHO and an assistant constable dead on the spot, he said.

Those killed were identified as Bande police station SHO, Avinash Sharma and assistant constable Sonu, the IG said. Six others, including three BSF personnel, were injured in the incident.

An assistant commandant of the BSF is among the injured, the IG said, adding they have been admitted in a local hospital. Additional forces are rushed to the spot and bodies of martyred police personnel are being retrieved, the IG said.

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