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CAF jawan injured in encounter with naxals in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A Armed Force (CAF) jawan was today injured in an encounter with naxals in a forest of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit district, police said.

The gunfight took place at around 10 am in the forest under station limits when a joint team of security forces was patrolling to ensure security to road construction work in the area, Superintendent of Police told

"A (ROP) comprising personnel from CAF and District Force, had launched the operation for the protection of road construction work underway between and Orchha this morning," he said.

The team was cordoning off the forests on the either side of the road opposite Mandali village, located around 350 kms from the capital Raipur, when it came under heavy firing from a group of ultras that led to gun-battle, he said.

However, the naxals soon escaped from the spot on finding the security personnel zeroing on them, he said.

"Vinod Kumar, belonging to CAF, sustained on his thigh in the exchange of fire," the SP said.

Soon after getting informed, reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured jawan was taken to a local hospital from where he was airlifted to Raipur for further medication, he said.

The was still underway in the forests, he added.

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First Published: Sat, June 16 2018. 15:30 IST