2 Jawans Martyred, 1 Maoist Dead In Police-Maoist Gun Battle

Malkangiri: Police and Maoists were engaged in a fierce gun battle in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district which shares its border with Odisha’s Malkangiri.

Casualties have been reported on both sides. 2 CRPF jawans and 1 Maoist have lost their lives in the exchange of fire.

A CRPF deputy commander and 7 jawans have been serious injured. They were later shifted to the Raipur Medical College.

The martyred jawans were a part of the 204 battalion of CRPF.

The CRPF followed a police intelligence report and planned a search operation.

The Maoists ambushed them during the operation.

After this incident combing operations have been intensified in the area.

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