Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were injured today when an improvised explosive device, suspected to have been laid by the naxals, went off in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh.
The blast occurred in the forest of Koyalibeda police station area, when a team of BSF's 35th battalion was out on an 'area domination' operation, Kanker Superintendent of Police K L Dhruv said.
Chhattisgarh: 2 BSF jawans injured in IED blast
Earlier, Doordarshan cameraman, 3 cops were killed in Maoist attack
Three days ago on October 30, three police personnel and a cameraman of national broadcaster Doordarshan were killed in a Maoist attack in Aranpur area of Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh.
Three days before that incident, four CRPF personnel belonging to 168th battalion were killed and two others injured after Maoists blew up their bullet-proof bunker vehicle in Awapalli area of Bijapur district.
Naxals have called upon voters to boycott the Assembly polls
The naxals have called upon voters to boycott the Assembly polls in the state to be held this month.
The first phase of the polls covering 18 constituencies in eight naxal-affected districts of Bastar, Kanker Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon is slated to be held on November 12, while the remaining 72 constituencies will witness polling on November 20.