Update: Death toll of CRPF personnel in Sukma Naxal attack rises to 26
24 CRPF personnel killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma reports news agency ANI.
Raipur: Seven jawans of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were injured in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma on Monday. Four jawans are in a critical condition.
The jawans are from the 74 battalion and Inspector Raghuvir Singh is among those injured in the attack. The encounter took place at around 12:25 pm.
“The Naxals fired at a patrolling party of the CRPF near Burkapal village leaving six personnel injured,” PTI quoted Chhattisgarh Police Special Director General (anti-Naxal operations), D M Awasthi as saying.
The evacuation process has begun and reinforcement has also been rushed to the spot