New Delhi: The Naxals have struck Chhattisgarh once again. They allegedly ambushed a CISF patrol team killing six jawans and a civilian driver late on Sunday night.
They were a part of a patrol car that was ambushed near the National Mineral Development Corporation in Kirandul. A few others were also injured and the assailants later looted their vehicles.
Home Ministry sources said that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) may have been used to target them.
The Commandant of the CISF reached the spot within hours of the attack. The Director General will be reach the spot on Monday morning.
Speaking on attack, Dantewada SP Narendra Kumar said, "There is a CISF unit to protect the iron mines in the area. Like routine, there was a patrol car and it had seven jawans in it including the driver. There was a dense forest and a sewage drain on one side and mountainous. So the Naxals hid in the bushes and fired continuosuly at the car and all the jawans died.
This incident comes weeks after the Naxals freed Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon.