1 CRPF jawan killed, 5 injured in IED blast during encounter with Maoists in Dantewada

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 March 2019, 07:45 PM
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One CRPF jawan was killed and five other security personnel were injured in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Monday, officials said. A team of the 231st battalion of the CRPF, along with a state police unit, was out on road security duty in the district's Aranpur area when an IED exploded and they were fired upon by Maoists, they said. Six personnel of the CRPF were injured in the blast and firing that took place around 4:30 pm near the Kamal post of the paramilitary force in Dantewada district, a senior official said.

He said the injured troops are being taken for treatment by helicopter. 

On March 16, two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Agency area of Visakhapatnam district. According to Visakhapatnam Rural police, 20 maoists were moving around in Buradamamidi village in the Agency area around 1 am and they opened fire at police personnel engaged in combing operations.

First Published: Monday, March 18, 2019 06:34 PM
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