A Central Industrial Security Force trooper was killed on Sunday while another was injured in an attack by naxals on a security post in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
The attack took place early morning in the Bacheli complex of the National Mineral [ Get Quote ] Development Corporation mines, which is guarded by the paramilitary.
The naxals have also looted two weapons, a senior official said.
Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area and reinforcements have been rushed.
The Bacheli-Kirandul complex has witnessed a number of naxal attacks and six CISF men were killed earlier this year in a similar ambush attack carried out by the ultras in this naxal hotbed of Dantewada in the Bastar region of the state.