Two Special Task Force (STF) personnel, including an assistant platoon commander, were killed in an encounter in insurgency-hit Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, police said.
The encounter took place in the Tumdiwal jungles, a region under Mardapal police station.
DM Awasthi, special director general of police (anti-naxal operations), said, “Assistant platoon commander Krishna Kindo, and a constable, Jitendra Dwivedi, belonging to the STF were martyred in the incident.”
Awasthi said a joint team of the STF and district force launched the operation on Wednesday morning in the jungles, around 50 km from the Kondagaon district headquarters.
Reports said Maoists were also killed in the encounter but no bodies have been recovered till now.
“We have information that some Maoists were also killed but their bodies are yet to be recovered,” Awasthi told Hindustan Times.