Two BSF constables killed in IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Kaner
Those killed in the explosion have been identified as Santosh Laxman and Vijay Nand Nayak, both from Karnataka and part of the 121 Battalion.
By: Express News Service | Raipur |
Updated: July 10, 2018 2:51:40 am
The incident took place near Marbeda camp when the BSF team was on an area domination exercise, according to P Sundar Raj, DIG Anti Naxal Ops. (Express photo)
Two BSF personnel were killed in an IED blast in the Pakhanjur subdivision of Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Monday evening. Senior police officials said that a team was on an area domination exercise when the IED explosed seven kilometers south of the Marbeda camp.
P Sundar Raj, DIG Anti Naxal Operations told the Indian Express that the blast took place at around 5 pm in the Chhotebetiya police station limits. “The name of the martyred BSF constables are constable Santosh Laxman and constable Vijay Nand Nayak, both of the 121 battalions of the BSF. Both belong to Karnataka. The teams were on area domination patrolling duty,” he said.
KL Dhruv, Superintendent of Police, Kanker district said, “The jawans had left from the Marbeda camp for a searching operation. When the jawans were near Talpedi, Maoists triggered an IED blast in which two jawans were injured. They succumbed to their injuries by the time they were brought back to the camp. The bodies will be brought to the distrct headquarters by the night and then sent to their home districts tomorrow morning.”
Tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM body will be brought at DC Office Karwar.