Landmine blast leaves three ITBP jawans dead in Chhattisgarh

Naxalites triggered a landmine blast, killing three ITBP jawans in Chhattisgarh`s Rajnandgaon district.

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 15:39 PM IST

Raipur: Naxalites on Friday triggered a
landmine blast, killing three ITBP jawans in Chhattisgarh`s
Rajnandgaon district.

"Naxals blew up a police vehicle in which ITBP jawans
were travelling near their base camp at Kohka village in the
district," Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police, B L Meena
said.

The incident occurred when the security men were
returning from neighbouring Maharashtra, he said.

While three Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans
were killed, one was injured, he said.

Efforts are underway to shift the injured to the
hospital, Meena said, adding extra police force has been
rushed to the spot.

PTI