Officials at police headquarters said that a few insurgents tried to sneak into a Border Security Force (BSF) camp at Chhotebetiya forested area in Kanker district’s Pakhanjoor locality in the early hours of Monday.
“The alert BSF jawans opened fire on rebels when they tried to storm the camp,” R.K. Vij, state’s head of Naxal operation told IANS. He added that trooper R.P. Solanki was killed on the spot.
Vij said a body of rebel was also found at the attack site and three IEDs of 20 kg each were recovered during post-attack combing operation near the camp.
Security has been further beefed up at police and para-military camps across the insurgency-hit Bastar where rebels hold sway in interior areas since late 1980s. (IANS)