Two BSF jawans killed, another injured in encounter with Maoists in Kanker

Two jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) were killed and another was injured in an encounter with the Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district in the wee hours of Sunday.

The injured jawan was airlifted to Raipur for treatment and his condition is said to be stable.

Reinforcement was sent to the spot and the bodies of deceased were brought to headquarter of BSF’s 114 battalion in Pakhanjore, Kanker. Senior BSF and police officers rushed to the spot after the incident.

“The encounter took place at around 3.45 am on Sunday near Mahala Camp of BSF. A team of BSF jawans was returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation in the jungles of Mahala,” said superintendent of police (SP), Kanker, KL Dhruve.

When the team reached near Barkot village, Maoists started firing, in which Lokender Singh and Mukdhiyar Singh, hailing from Rajasthan and Punjab respectively, were killed, he said.

Constable- Sandeep Dey was injured in the encounter and airlifted to Raipur, the SP added.

Police have started massive combing operation in the area.

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