Two Naxals killed, CRPF jawan injured in Chhattisgarh

Two rebels were gunned down by security forces in restive Abhujmad area of Narayanpur district last night, IG (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri told PTI over phone.

Raipur: Two Naxals were killed and as many women cadres arrested after a gun-battle with security forces, while a CRPF jawan was on Saturday injured in a pressure bomb blast in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh.

Two rebels were gunned down by security forces in restive Abhujmad area of Narayanpur district last night, IG (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri told PTI over phone.

The gunfight between a joint team of Special Task Force and District Reserve Group, and a group of insurgents took place in jungles of Tumnar under Dhanora police station limits, around 230 km from Raipur, he said.

The security forces were on a cordon and search operation ahead of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week (December 2-8) when they came under Naxal fire. PLGA is the military wing of CPI (Maoist).

The security personnel also apprehended two women Naxals, who were part of the group, while they were trying to flee deep into the forests, the IG said.

With this, the number of Naxals killed in separate encounters in south Bastar this month has reached 18.

Meanwhile, a CRPF jawan was injured when he accidentally stepped on a pressure bomb planted by ultras in Sukma district, around 380 km from the state capital.

The incident occurred this morning when a team of 74th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force was on its way for security duty at Chintalnar weekly market, said district Superintendent of Police D Shrawan.

"The jawan suffered minor injuries on his legs when the bomb exploded," the SP said, adding he was rushed to a local hospital where his condition was said to be stable. 

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