Six security personnel, of Chhattisgarh Armed Forces and District Force, were killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast, when their vehicle passed through Cholnar village in Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. Five had been killed on the spot while one died during treatment. One other security personnel sustained serious injuries and is undergoing treatment.
“Six jawans have been killed and one has been injured according to the preliminary investigation. A search operation is being held by security forces. The blast could have been of a high intensity, but the exact details will come after the investigation,” Sunder Raj P, DIG Anti-Naxal Operation said.
“The deafening blast, near Cholnar, targeted a jeep in which seven security personnel were patrolling in a remote area,” said Vivekanand Sinha, IG of Police.
Troops of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been sent to the spot.