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2 policemen killed, 1 civilian injured in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

The incident took place when the two policemen and the villager were going to Tippapuram village, under Pamed police station area, on a motorbike.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2019 22:09 IST
Press Trust of India
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Two days before the fourth phase of the Lok sabha polls, two policemen were killed and one civilian was injured on Saturday in Maoist attack in Chhatisgarh’s Bijapur district. (HT File Photo)

Two police personnel were killed and a villager was injured Saturday evening when Naxals opened fire on them in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said.

The incident took place when the two policemen and the villager were going to Tippapuram village, under Pamed police station area, on a motorbike.

A ‘small action team’ (typically comprising four-five rebels) of Naxals opened fire on them, leaving constable Arvind Minj and assistant constable Sukku Habka dead on the spot and the villager injured, said Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P.

Locals took the injured villager to Cherla in neighbouring Telangana for treatment, he said, adding that security forces have been rushed to the spot.

Earlier this month, on April 9, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, Bhima Mandavi, and four other accompanying him in a convoy of vehicles were killed when Maoists triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bastar.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 21:25 IST