Kanker, April 13: A day after they blew up nearly two dozen
trucks in Kanker district, Naxals on Monday morning attacked a BSP
camp in the same district of Chhattisgarh.
According to media reports, a BSF jawan has been killed in a gunbattle.
The Naxals on Sunday set ablaze at least 17 vehicles engaged in mining work in insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said.
No one was hurt in the incident, they said. A group of armed Naxals raided the Barbaspur iron ore mining site under the limits of Korar police station and after threatening the labourers, they torched 17 vehicles engaged in mining work, Kanker Superintendent of Police Jitendera Singh Meena told reporters.
After torching the vehicles, the Maoists fled into the forest, he said. On getting information about the incident, a police team was immediately rushed to the spot which found the vehicles, including trucks, mining machineries and JCB, burnt, he said.
A search operation was launched in the region to nab the ultras involved in the incident, the SP added.
On Saturday, seven STF personnel were killed and ten others injured when Naxals ambushed them in the forests of Pidmel village under Polampalli police station limits of Sukma district, around 450 km from the state capital Raipur. The deceased included a platoon commander-ranked officer.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister Raman Singh over phone who apprised him about the situation in Sukma.
"Extra CRPF teams have been rushed to the spot. I salute the bravery of our security personnel who laid down their lives while fighting the Naxals. I wish for speedy recovery of the injured," Rajnath said.
(With agency inputs)