STF jawan killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

STF jawan killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

A Special Task Force jawan was killed and another injured in an gun fight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, police said.

"Special Task Force jawan Angad Kumar was killed and another jawan Yashwant injured in an exchange of fire between a joint party of security forces and ultras in the forests of Chintagufa and Dornapal police station area," a police official told PTI over phone.

"The joint contingent of district force, STF and CRPF was on a combing operation in the area, when Naxals opened indiscriminate firing on them. When security forces opened retaliatory fire, Naxals fled into deep jungle."

Additional security forces have been sent to the spot, the official said, adding an operation was on to bring the injured jawan from jungle.

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