A CRPF jawan was killed when Maoists attacked a force camp in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh early on Tuesday.
Officials said the incident occurred at about 3:00 AM when a Maoist squad mounted sniper fire on a Central Reserve Police Force camp in the jungles of Rangareddy in Gangloor area of the district.
In the ensuing gunbattle, Constable Satish Gaur (28) who was on sentry duty sustained bullet injuries and later succumbed, they said.
Gaur hailed from Andhra Pradesh and belonged to the 85th battalion of the paramilitary deployed in the area for anti-Naxal operations.
None of the other troops present in the camp were harmed, officials said.
The Maoist firing lasted few minutes after which they fled into the forests, officials said, adding that a search operation has been launched in the area by security forces.