Naxal killed in Cgarh encounter, 2 security personnel injured

A Naxal was killed while twosecurity personnel sustained injuries in an encounter inBijapur in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said.

The exchange of fire took place at around 10:30 amnear Bhattiguda village under Pamed police station limits, onthe border with Telangana, a senior official said.

“The District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force(STF) and CRPFs Commando Battalion for Resolute Action(CoBRA) personnel were carrying out a counter-insurgencyoperation along the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border sinceSaturday,” he said.

“The encounter took place when the patrolling team wascordoning off a forest at Makrajgatta hill this morning. OneNaxal was killed and a huge quantity of explosives etc werefound at the spot,” he added.


CoBRA 204th battalion constable Sandip Ghosh andconstable Chandu Kadti of the district police sustained leginjuries after stepping on an iron spike trap set up by theultras, the official said.

Further details of the operation are awaited from thespot, he added.

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