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Two security personnel injured in Maoist encounter in Chhattisgarh

The encounter took place in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district when a security squad led by the CoBRA commandos of CRPF had an exchange of fire with Maoists in the area

india Updated: May 14, 2017 18:44 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Raipur
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The CoBRA team, a special guerrilla and jungle warfare force of the CRPF and other troops are undertaking the operation and more details are awaited.(HT File Photo)

Two personnel of the District Reserve Group (DRG) were on Sunday injured in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.

Officials said the encounter took place about 10am near the forests of Timarpur-Basaguda axis in the said district when a security squad led by the CoBRA commandos of CRPF had an exchange of fire with Maoists in the area.

“Two DRG personnel of Chhattisgarh police have been injured in the encounter and are being air evacuated.The firing is still on,” a senior officer said.

The CoBRA team, a special guerrilla and jungle warfare force of the CRPF, and other troops are still undertaking the operation and more details are awaited, they said.

First Published: May 14, 2017 13:50 IST