New Delhi: Six security personnel were killed on Sunday in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast, when their vehicle was passing through Cholnar village, in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
“Six jawans dead and one injured according to preliminary investigation. Search operation is being held by security forces. Blast could be of high intensity, but the exact details will come after the investigation,” said Sunder Raj P, DIG Anti-Naxal Operation
Among the five, three were from the Chhattisgarh Armed Force and two belonged to the district police force. Two more personnel have also been injured.
Reports suggest, the blast took place when the security forces were engaged in search operations.
The Maoists also snatched five automatic rifles, say police sources.