3 BSF jawans killed in Maoist ambush in Odisha


New Delhi: Three BSF jawan were killed and six others injured after a Maoist ambush on the paramilitary team in Malkangiri district of Odisha. The patrol of the 104th battalion of BSF was near its Janbai base in Malkangiri district when Maoists ambushed it with a landmine blast and firing at around 7.30 am, a senior official said.

“Three personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector, head constable and constable have been killed in the ambush while the company commander Assistant Commandant Ashok Kumar is among the six injured,” he said. Fresh reinforcements of the Border Security Force have been rushed in from nearby locations. BSF is deployed in the area for conducting anti-Naxal operations and the squad, which went on patrol last night, was on a similar task when the ambush happened. Bodies of the slain jawans were being brought to the hospital for post-mortem.