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Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Maoists in Chattisgarh

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Published on 12 March 2016 8:33 AM GMT

Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Maoists in Chattisgarh
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Raipur: Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, on Friday night, were martyred and four others injured in an ongoing encounter with Maoists near Chhotebethiya-Pankhanjore jungle axis of the Maoist violence-hit area in Kanker district of Chattisgarh.

"The encounter broke out early today between a Border Security Force patrol and armed Naxal contingent,” BSF officials said.

Highlights:

  • The fierce gun-battle broke out after an anti-Naxal operation was launched by a joint squad of BSF’s 117th and 122nd battalion along with the district force.
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Kanker district Jayant Vaishnav said that the Naxals open fired on the security forces when they reached near a river in the opaque forest of Becha village."
  • Four out of the six BSF jawans sustained serious injuries and are stated to be in critical conditions.
  • They have been shifted to Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur in a chopper.
  • The remaining two succumbed to their injuries while being airlifted.
  • The deceased jawans were identified as Vijay Kumar and Rakesh Nehra.
  • The injured ones are Manoj Kumar, S Thomson, Jagdish K and Bappa D.
  • The encounter is underway.

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