Three naxals were killed in an encounter with the police in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Friday morning.
According to reports, the encounter took place in the forest on the border of Dantewada and Bijapur disticts.
Earlier on Thursday, a group of security personnel had a close shave as Maoists detonated a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) on a densely-forested route in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur distric
The rebels exploded landmine between Tarrem-Sarkeguda under Basaguda police station limits when a joint team of CRPF and its elite unit CoBRA was patrolling the region, a senior
police official told news agencies.
The explosion occurred near the patrolling team. However, no injuries or causalities were reported.
A Road Opening Party (ROP) of paramilitary forces was carrying out its operation on Bijapur-Dantewada route, that heads through restive forests, during which they spotted the IEDs near Matwada village, the official said.
The explosive weighing 5 kg each were planted to harm security forces as they often use this passage during their operation in the area, he said adding the bombs were immediately destroyed.