RAIPUR: At least 4 police officials have been killed and eight are injured as Naxalites in its fourth attack in last three days tried to explode a mine protected vehicle (MPV) near Cholnar in Dantewada district in tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Monday.

According to the police sources, the rebels triggered a powerful blast aiming at the anti-landmine vehicle that injured 11 security personnel who have been taken to a district hospital.

The incident was reported near Cholnar, approximately 25 Kms from district headquarters of Dantewada. After reaching the ambush site, Dantewada district superintendent of police Kamal Lochan Kashyap is supervising relief and rescue operations.

One Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in Naxal attack in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on earlier today.

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