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2 BSF jawans killed in gunbattle with Naxals

Two BSF jawans were killed and four others were injured in a gunbattle with Naxals in Kanker district of Chhattishgarh on Saturday, the second attack in as many days by the Left wing extremists.

The encounter occurred around 2:30 am when the Naxals attacked a squad of the BSF and district force, which was undertaking a special operation in the interior forests of the Bande police station area in the district, Kanker DSP Jayant Vaishnav said.

“Two constables – Rakesh Nehra and Vijay Kumar – belonging to 122nd battalion of BSF succumbed to their injuries, while being airlifted to Raipur. The four injured are undergoing treatment at Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur,” he said.

A joint squad of BSF’s 117th and 122nd battalion along with district force had launched the operation from Chhotebethiya camp of BSF in Pakhanjore region, located around 300 km from Raipur. 
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