Four Border Security Force or BSF soldiers were killed in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh today, the police said.
The incident took place in a dense forest near Mahla village in Kanker district when Maoists opened fire on the soldiers when a team of BSF’s 114th battalion was out on a search operation, police said.
“Four BSF troopers were killed and two injured in the incident,” Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot, he added.
Last week, at least four alleged Maoists were killed in an encounter with a joint team of the CRPF’s COBRA battalion, and the Chhattisgarh police force in Sukma district.
More details are awaited