The truck that was targeted Wednesday.
Maoists Wednesday targeted a bus carrying Border Security Force personnel returning from poll duty in Bijapur, around four kilometres away from the district headquarters at Mahadev Ghat. According to the police, four BSF jawans, one Chhattisgarh Police DRG jawan and one civilian, who was on a bike when the IED exploded, are injured and have been rushed to a local hospital. According to preliminary reports, Maoists detonated an IED before opening fire at personnel. Officials told The Indian Express that the situation is now under control.
The incident comes a week before the second phase of voting in the Chhattisgarh elections on November 20.
Senior police officials say “situation under control.” Tell @IndianExpress that there are 4 BSF jawans, one Chhattisgarh Police DRG jawan, and a civilian, who was on a bike when the IED exploded, who are among the injured.
— Dipankar Ghose (@dipankarghose31) November 14, 2018
More details awaited.