Maoist attack BSF jawans but miss target

BSF jawans Friday had a narrow escape when claymore mines, laid by Maoists exploded in Orissa`s naxal-hit Koraput district but missed the target, police said.

Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 14:42 PM IST

Koraput: BSF jawans Friday had a narrow escape when claymore mines, laid by Maoists exploded in Orissa`s naxal-hit Koraput district but missed the target, police said.

The blast took place along a road at Oriyapentha village in Narayanpatna police station area, about 85 kms from here, when the BSF jawans were patrolling, Koraput Superintendent of Police Anup Kumar Sahoo said.
Though the security men were targeted by the rebels, no one was injured in the blast, as the mines went off when the BSF jawans were a little away from the site in the dense forest area, he said.
Combing operation and patrolling had been intensified in the area following the blast, police said, adding security personnel have been asked to observe utmost care and caution during their movement in the Maoist-infested area as presence of landmines could not be ruled out.

PTI