Chhattisgarh: Two ITBP personnel killed in Maoist assault in Narayanpur


An assistant commandant of Indo-Tibetan Border Patrol (ITBP) and his colleague had been killed in a Maoist assault in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Friday, information company PTI reported quoting a senior police official.

The assault happened close to Kademeta camp of the ITBP’s 45th battalion. As per preliminary studies, an ITBP squad, which was out on an space domination operation, was fired upon by a small motion group of the Maoists, when it was roughly 600 metres away from the camp.

Following the ambush, the Maoists fled the spot after looting one AK-47 rifle, two bullet-proof jackets and one wi-fi set, IG Bastar P Sundarraj mentioned. Reinforcement has been rushed to the spot and the our bodies of killed personnel had been evacuated, he added.

Chhattisgarh has seen a number of such incidents of Maoist assaults on safety personnel this yr. Final month, an ITBP personnel was killed and one other injured in a Maoist ambush in Narayanpur. The safety personnel had been a part of a road-opening social gathering for the go to of native Congress MLA Chandan Kashyap.

The identical month, Maoists had attacked an iron ore mining website in the identical space killing the supervisor of a non-public agency, torching six heavy autos, and briefly holding 13 different workers hostage.

The most important Maoist assault occurred in April when a complete of 22 safety personnel had been killed and a number of other injured in Bastar area. This was the highest casualty in such an assault over the previous 4 years.

In March too, 5 personnel of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) had been killed and a number of other injured in an IED blast in Narayanpur. In accordance with the police, the Maoists had focused a bus carrying greater than 20 safety personnel.