Published On: Tue, Apr 10th, 2018

Two jawans dead, five injured in Maoist blast in Chhattisgarh

Raipur/Jagdalpur: Two jawans were killed and five injured, two of them critically, when Maoists on Monday set off a landmine targeting a bus carrying District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel in Chhattisgarh, a senior police officer said.

Search operations had been intensified in the entire area

According to Bastar Range IG Vivekanand Sinha, the incident took place on Bijapur-Gopalapatnam road near Kandpal. The explosion was so powerful that a 10-feet-deep crater was created on the road.

In retaliatory action, the jawans opened fire. But, after around an hour-long exchange of fire, the Maoists managed to escape into forests through the mountains.

After giving first aid to the injured jawans, they were airlifted to Raipur for further treatment.

Confirming the death of two DRG jawans in the blast, the IG said that search operations had been intensified in the entire area. The deceased were identified as Bhojraj Maurya and Manish Wacham.

The Maoists are opposing the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled for April 14. Modi will dedicate to the nation “Ayushyaman Bharat Yojana” in Jangla of the state. Besides, he will also dedicate to people several other projects and lay foundation stones for some others.

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