RAIPUR: One Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in Naxal attack in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Monday morning.

According to the reports, Naxals attacked the BSF team which killed a jawan and injured many others. This is the third strike by Naxals since Saturday.

Kanker Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Meena told, “A group of naxals opened indiscriminate firing on security personnel who were carrying out patrolling in the proximity of Chhote Baithiya BSF camp under Bande police station area late last night.”

A gun-battle erupted between security forces and Naxals and soon the rebels fled to the core forests, he added.

“A BSF head constable succumbed to bullet injuries, sustained during the gunfight,” the SP said.

Earlier on Saturday, Seven policemen, members of Special Task Force (STF), were killed and nearly a dozen were injured in an encounter with Naxals in the forests of Pidmel village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

In the second attack, Naxals on Saturday allegedly set ablaze at least 17 vehicles in Baqrsapur, Bastar. However, no causalities were reported in this attack.

(With PTI Inputs)

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