Two CPI-Maoist cadres including a woman was killed by joint security forces during different operations in Chhattisgarh on Friday. In one of the incidents three jawans were injured.
In the first incident, one CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and three District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawans were injured in an encounter between security forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.
According to police, the encounter between security forces and Naxals took place at Gognuda-Mudopara forest under Phulbagdi police station.
Special Director General of Police (anti-naxal operations) DM Awasthi said that as DRG team was approaching the Maoists, the members of left wing extremist outfit triggered a landmine blast and indefinitely opened fire at the operation team.
He added, three jawans were injured in the IED blast and a Maoist cadre was killed in the gun-battle which broke between the security forces and the Maoist soon after the explosion.
In another incident, a woman Naxal cadre was killed in an encounter in Bijapur district of the state.
The killed Maoist cadre has been identified as Kosi Sodhi. She is believed to a close aide of Naxal leader Paparao.
Sodhi was gunned down by Special Task Force of Chhattisgarh Police during a gun batlle at Jarampalli forest.
Security forces have recovered arms and ammunition from the killed Maoist cadres.