Naxals attack police vehicle in Sukma district

Raipur: A station house officer and four other policemen came under attack by Naxalites tonight while passing through a dense forest in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

SHO of Konta police station Eman Sahu and four police jawans were heading for Konta from Sukma when their SUV came under fire near Manikonta village, a senior police officer told PTI.

They, however, quickly took positions and retaliated, forcing the rebels to flee.

All five personnel reached Dornapal safely. Forces were dispatched to the area to trace the attackers.