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Chhattisgarh: 5 jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Bijapur district

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

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Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Naxals, Chattisgarh
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Five security personnel were killed and a few others injured on Saturday in an encounter with 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 Sukma and Bijapur border) when a joint team of security forces was out on an anti-Naxal operation," 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 March 23, five DRG personnel were killed when blew up a bus carrying the security personnel with an IED in Narayanpur district.

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First Published: Sat, April 03 2021. 17:12 IST