Naxal attack: Three BSF jawans killed in Odisha
Three Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and six were injured on Wednesday after a Maoist ambush on a BSF party near Sukma-Malkangiri border in Chitrakonda, Odisha. BSF DG DK Pathak will later reach the spot to take stock of the situation. According to reports, the BSF party was securing an under-construction bridge when they were attacked by the Maoists. Further details awaited.
Naxalites gun down Salwa Judum member in Bijapur
Pidu Korsa was last night killed by suspected ultras at the Nayapara relief camp under Bijapur police station, according to a senior police official. A 45-year-old man who was an active member of the now-disbanded Salwa Judum was shot dead by suspected naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said today. Pidu Korsa was last night killed by suspected ultras at the Nayapara relief camp under Bijapur police station, a senior police official told PTI.
According to the official, villagers said that a group of armed rebels stormed the Nayapara relief camp, located around 3-km away from Bijapur town, and pumped bullets into Korsa, killing him on the spot. Security forces were this morning dispatched to the scene of the attack, the official said, adding that Korsa’s body has been sent for a post-mortem. A manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers, who escaped into the jungles after carrying out the attack, he added.