One policeman was also seriously injured in the IED blast. Naxals triggered the blast between Cholnar and Kirandul villages when a joint team of the Chhattisagarh Armed Force and the District Force was escorting a vehicle carrying material for road construction work.
Following the blast, security forces have intensified their search operation against Naxals who had planted the Improvised explosive device. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman has expressed his deep condolences over death of the jawans in Naxal attack.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his deep anguish over death of Chhattisgarh police personnel in an IED blast in Dantewada. Expressing his condolences, the home minister tweeted that his thoughts are with the bereaved families of the martyred police personnel.