Chattisgarh: 2 BSF men killed, 4 injured in Naxal encounter in Kanker

Kanker: Two BSF jawans were killed and four others were injured in a Naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on early Saturday morning.

The encounter broke out at around 2:30 am in the morning, when a composite squad of BSF and district force was on a special operation in the interior region of  Chhotebethiya-Pakhanjore jungle axis of the Maoist violence hit district.

A joint squad of BSF's 117th and 122nd battalion along with district force launched an anti-Naxal operation from Chhotebethiya camp of BSF in Pakhanjore region. Naxals opened indiscriminate firing on them, injuring 6 BSF personnel.

While two succumbed to their injuries while they were being airlifted to Raipur, four others have been admitted to a hospital in Raipur.

(Image courtesy: ANI)

News24 Bureau