Chhattisgarh: 4 BSF jawans killed in fight with Naxals

Chhattisgarh: 4 BSF jawans killed in fight with Naxals

Two other personnel were injured in the encounter, which took place in Kanker district, police said. (PTI File Photo)

Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed and two injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh Thursday, police said.

The skirmish took place in a dense forest near Mahla village in Kanker district when a team of BSF's 114th battalion was out on a search operation, police said.

"Four BSF troopers were killed and two injured in the incident," Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

Reinforcement was rushed to the spot, he added.

Polling in the Kanker Lok Sabha constituency will be held along with two other seats - Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon - in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Chhattisgarh on April 18.