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2 policemen killed, 1 civilian injured in attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur

The incident took place when the two policemen and the villager were going to Tippapuram village, under Pamed police station area, on a motorbike.

2 policemen killed, 1 civilian injured in attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur
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Raipur: Two police personnel were killed and a villager was injured on Saturday evening when Naxals opened fire on them in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said.

The incident took place when the two policemen and the villager were going to Tippapuram village, under Pamed police station area, on a motorbike.

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A 'small action team' (typically comprising four-five rebels) of Naxals opened fire on them, leaving constable Arvind Minj and assistant constable Sukku Habka dead on the spot and the villager injured, said Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P.

Locals took the injured villager to Cherla in neighbouring Telangana for treatment, he said, adding that security forces have been rushed to the spot.