Dantewada: In yet another strike on paramilitary forces, five jawans belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were today killed after Naxals blew up their escort vehicle in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
Three CRPF personnel were also injured in the landmine blast.
The incident occurred when the jawans were travelling from Kerlapal to Sukma in Dantewada, 280 kilometres from the capital Raipur, Additional Director General of Police Ramniwas said.
Initial reports suggest that the blast was triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Additional forces have been rushed to the site and the injured have been admitted to Jagdalpur hospital, he said.
Security forces have intensified combing operations in the area, he also added.
(With PTI inputs)