In this entire attack, one of the cop is reported missing. "Ultras blew up a Bolero (SUV) in a landmine blast near Kirandul, 6 km from here, in Dantewada district this evening. Three policemen were killed and an equal number were injured," ADG (Naxal operation) Ramnivas said.
Additional police forces have been rushed to the spot after the incident and the investigative operation started in the area.
Kanker SP, Rahul Bhagat said over the phone that a BSF joint patrolling team and the district police from Koylibeda, was ambushed near Sulangi village by around 150 naxals in which two BSF jawans -- a head constable and a constable -- were killed on the spot while three others, including a special police officer, were injured.
One Naxal, wearing a cap with insignia, suspected to be a commander-level officer was killed in the retaliatory fire by the jawans, the SP added.
Bhagat also said that additional police force had been rushed to the spot and the injured are being shifted to hospital.