CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Naxals at Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh

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NEW DELHI: A CRPF jawan was killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh on Thursday.

 

According to the official report, the encounter took place in the Tonguda-Pamed area of Bijapur district at about 4 am.

“The jawan belonged to the 151st battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force and this team along with the commando unit of the force, CoBRA, and the state police were out for an operation in the jungles”, the officials said.

As per the report, some Maoists are also suspected to have been killed in the exchange of fire.

The security forces are combing the area.

Further details are awaited.

 

With inputs from PTI

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