2 jawans killed, 6 injured in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

The slain jawans are Vikash Kumar and Purnanand Sahu. The earlier reports said that two jawans were injured. The number later rose to six.

2 jawans killed, 6 injured in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur: Two CoBRA battalion jawans were killed while six others were injured in an exchange of fire with Naxals at Irapalli village of Bijapur district on Monday. One Naxal was also killed in the encounter that took place in the Pamed Police Station limits.

The slain jawans are Vikash Kumar and Purnanand Sahu. The earlier reports said that two jawans were injured. The number later rose to six.

The commandos were from the 204 Battalion of the Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA). (More details are awaited)