Bhopal: A day before Bastar in Chhattisgarh goes to assembly polls, Maoists on Sunday resorted to violence in the insurgency-hit region by carrying out a series of blasts and attacking security personnel at different places, leading to death of a BSF officer.
Maoists triggered seven improvised explosive device blasts in one go in Koyali Beda in north Bastar district of Kanker targeting a BSF patrol party which was sanitizing the area to facilitate movement of polling parties, leading to death of sub-inspector of the Central paramilitary force, Mahendra Singh.
The slain BSF officer who hailed from Bharatpur in Rajasthan was injured in the incident and later succumbed, a senior police officer posted in Bastar told this newspaper.
Two BSF jawans were injured in Naxal attack in the same area on November 2. This was the fourth IED blasts in Bastar in the last two weeks.
All total five civilians including a Doordarshan cameraman and a CISF jawan were killed in the Maoist explosions at different places in south Bastar district in the last fortnight.
In another incident, the Leftwing insurgents attacked a search party comprising special task force personnel at Bedre in south Bastar district of Bijapur, leading to a gun battle between them that last around an hour.
Security forces recovered body of a Naxal in Maoist uniform at the attack site after the encounter ended....