Six policemen were killed on Friday and five others injured when Naxals ambushed their convoy in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district.
The 16-member police team was on its way to Netanar village, where the Naxals had damaged a forest department rest house last night, when it came under attack, ADG (Naxal operation) Ramniwas told PTI-Bhasha.
A large group of naxals set off an IED blast and opened fire on the policemen, who were riding on eight motorcycles, as they approached the village, 300 km from here.
Six policemen, including an inspector, were killed on the spot and five others were injured in the attack, the SP said. He added that at least three naxals were suspected to have been killed in retaliatory firing by the police.