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2 BSF jawans killed in blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Two (BSF) personnel were killed in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in district of today when they were patrolling the area on a motorcycle, police said.

The incident took place at around 5 pm in the forest of village under station limits when a team of the BSF's 121 battalion was out on an area domination operation on motorcycles, of Police (Anti-Naxal Operation) P told over the phone.

When the team was passing through a dirt track near Tadbauli, about 7km from the BSF's Marbeda camp, the motorcycle was blown away in the blast carried out by the Naxals using an improvised (IED) hidden underground, he said.

The jawans were seriously injured and died while being taken out of the forest, the DIG added.

They were identified as and Vijay Nand Nayak, both natives of Karnataka, the said.

Soon after getting information about the blast, reinforcement was rushed to spot, located 300km from the state capital Raipur, he said.

A has been launched to trace the Naxals involved in the attack, added.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 20:55 IST