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Two ITBP jawans injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur

Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh): Two Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel were injured in a blast carried out by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Friday, said police.

Further details regarding the incident are awaited.

Earlier, on June 7, six Naxalites were killed in an encounter that broke out with security forces at Chhattisgarh's Bastar on Friday, police said.

The encounter broke out between the police forces and the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PGLA) Military Company No. 06, they said.

Among the dead Naxalites, one People's Party Committee Member, one Deputy Commander, two party members of Company No. 06 and Area Committee Member of Bayanar Area were included. The joint inter-district anti-Naxal operation was conducted in the Amdai Area Area Committee area of East Bastar Division.

The District Reserve Guard of Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Dantewada, Bastar districts and 45th Battalion Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Central Reserve Police Force forces were involved in the joint operation.

Two .303 rifles, one 315-bore rifle, one Barrel Grenade Launcher launcher, and three 12-bore rifles along with a huge quantity of explosives and other Naxal daily useful materials were recovered from the spot, police said.

A large number of other Naxalites are also likely to be either injured or killed in the encounter, they added. 

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