Chhattisgarh Maoist attack: 5 jawans dead, several injured, 15 go missing after encounter in Sukma | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Five security personnel were killed and several others were injured on Saturday in an encounter with Maoist in a forest along the border between Bijapur and Sukma districts in Chhattisgarh, police officials said, adding at least 15 jawans are missing and efforts are on to trace them, ANI reported.
The bodies of two out of five jawans who died in the encounter have been recovered, Chhattisgarh Police sources told ANI.
Among injured jawans, 23 have been admitted to Bijapur Hospital, the sources said.
“At least 15 jawans missing after yesterday’s Sukma encounter. A reinforcement party rushed to the spot. Bodies of 2 out of 5 jawans who died in encounter recovered. Among injured jawans, 23 admitted to Bijapur Hospital and 7 to Raipur hospital,” Chhattisgarh Police Sources was quoted by ANI as saying.

On Friday, over 400 security personnel from CoBRA, STF, DRG and CRPF set off on a joint operation.
On Saturday afternoon, some of the personnel were attacked. The Maoists are believed to have suffered heavy casualties, the Chhhattisgarh home minister said, adding both parties used mortars and sophisticated weapons in the face-off.

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