RAIPUR: Two CRPF men were martyred and one Maoist was killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh‘s Bastar division on Monday, an official said.
The exchange of fire between Central Reserve Police Force‘s CoBRA battalion and Maoists broke out around 10.30am at a forest in Irapalli village on the border of Bijapur and Sukma districts in Bastar division when the security forces were out on a counter-insurgency operation, he said.
“A Maoist was gunned down in the encounter and a weapon was recovered from the spot,” a senior CRPF official said.
“Four personnel of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA – an elite unit of CRPF) sustained injuries in the gunfight,” he said.
Later, 2 CRPF personnel succumbed to their injuries.


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