Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were martyred and another injured during an encounter with naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday.
The encounter took place in a forest area near Mahla camp of BSF, when a team of BSF’s 114th battalion was returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P said.
Naxals started heavy firing on the BSF patrolling team which was returning through forest of Barkot village leading to the gun-battle between the two sides, the DIG said.
Two constables identified as Mukhtiyar Singh of Punjab and Lokendra Singh of Rajasthan were killed while another constable, Sandip Dey, sustained injuries in the gunfight, he said.
Bodies of the deceased were brought to the headquarters of BSF 114 battalion in Pakhanjore, he said. While the injured jawan was airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the DIG said.