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11 CRPF personnel killed in Chhattisgarh

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Chattisgarh: Eleven personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed during an encounter with Maoists in Chattisgarh’s Sukma district.

The encounter, which took place at around 12.25 pm, happened in the Burkapal-Chintagufa area, worst Maoist violence-affected district in south Bastar.

As per initial reports, six jawans were injured in the attack.

“The Naxals fired at a patrolling party of the CRPF near Burkapal village leaving six personnel injured,” special director general (anti-Naxal operations) of Chhattisgarh Police, D M Awasthi told PTI.

he jawans are from the 74th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

“A helicopter has already left for the spot to evacuate the injured. The encounter is still on,” a senior officer said.

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