Naxal attack on security personnel guarding helipad in Bijapur, two injured

Two security personnel who were deployed on a helipad were injured in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Friday.

Updated: Apr 08, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
Naxal attack on security personnel guarding helipad in Bijapur, two injured

Raipur: Two security personnel who were deployed on a helipad were injured in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Friday.

According to police, a group of Maoists opened fire on jawans guarding the helipad in a restive pocket in Pamed police station area, located around 500 km from Raipur.

Bijapur Superintendent of Police KL Dhruv confirmed the attack to new agency PTI.

However, the rebels fled the spot as security forces launched a retaliatory attack on them, he said.

"A Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawan and another of district force sustained injuries in the incident," the SP said, adding that they were identified as Baburam Markam and Dinesh Ogre.

Soon after getting information, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured were admitted to a local hospital, he said.

Security forces have launched a combing operation in the region to trace the attackers, the SP said.