Chhattisgarh: Five jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Tarrem along Sukmaand-Bijapur border

According to the police, some Maoists are also suspected to have been killed during the exchange of fire.

Press Trust of India April 03, 2021 17:49:47 IST
Chhattisgarh: Five jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Tarrem along Sukmaand-Bijapur border

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Raipur: Five security personnel were killed and a few others injured on Saturday in an encounter with Naxals at a forest in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, a top police officer said.

According to the police, some Maoists are also suspected to have been killed during the exchange of fire.

"The gunbattle broke out in Tarrem area (along ) when a joint team of security forces was out on an anti-Naxal operation," Chhattisgarh Director General of Police DM Awasthi said.

The personnel belonging to the CRPF's elite Commando Battalion for Resolute Action unit (CoBRA), the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) were involved in the operation, he said.

"As per the preliminary information, five jawans were killed and a few others were injured in the gunfight," Awasthi said, adding that further details are awaited.

On 23 March, five DRG personnel were killed when Naxals blew up a bus carrying the security personnel with anIED in Narayanpur district.

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