Six personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed and two others were injured in an exchange of fire among themselves in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, police said.
The incident took place at the Kadenar camp of the ITBP’s 45th battalion in Narayanpur, around 350 km from Raipur, sources said.
The injured were taken to hospital for further treatment.
As per preliminary information, an ITBP jawan allegedly fired at his colleagues with his service weapon.
Later, the accused jawan who opened fire was also gunned down.
According to reports, five soldiers died on the spot while three were injured in the shootout. During treatment, another jawan succumbed to his injuries.