Raipur: Three were killed and four others were seriously injured on Wednesday when Maoists triggered a IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place under Chhote Dongar police station limits, district superintendent of police Meena told.
Maoists detonated a powerful IED when a joint team of district police and the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) was escorting a group of labourers through the valley.
It was followed by a gun-battle, lasting for about two hours, after which the Maoists fled, he said.
A combing operation was launched to nab the rebels, Meena added.