Armed Maoist rebels attacked an iron ore mine site in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Saturday.
The militants torched at least four vehicles engaged in road construction work there, reports said.
Two men working at the site reportedly went missing following the incident.
The incident took place in Aaamdai iron ore mine area under Chhote Dongar police station area, said a police official.
“As per the preliminary information, the Naxals set ablaze at least four vehicles engaged in the road construction work and two operators were reported to be missing,” the official told a news agency.
Production is yet to start at the mine that has been allotted to Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited (JNIL) and pre-mining ground work is underway at the site, officials said.
On being alerted about the incident, security forces rushed to the spot, and a gun battle broke out between them and the rebels, the SP said.