New Delhi: At least three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed and two injured when Maoists blew up their vehicle in an IED blast in Odisha's Koraput district on Tuesday.
A convoy of three BSF vehicles carrying 18 personnel was ambushed when it was travelling from Patangi to Sunki in the district at around 0930am during an official movement, sources said.
The Improvised Explosive Device (IED), embedded in the road, exploded as the first vehicle in the convoy crossed the area, resulting in the death of three troopers.
Two injured personnel have been rushed to the nearby hospital in Sunki while a gunfight was on at the blast site when the reports last came in.
Additional reinforcements from state police and paramilitary force have ben rushed, the sources said.
Koraput is about 363 kms from state capital Bhubaneshwar.