STF official killed, Jawan injured in Bastar Mao attack


Raipur: A Special Task Force (STF) officer was killed and a jawan injured in a Maoist attack on security forces in the Bastar district of Chattishgarh on Saturday. The security forces were ambushed by the Naxals at around 0200 am when the team of STF jawans were out for an operational task on NH30 in Darbha region of the district.

Assistant Platoon Commandant (APC), STF Krishna Pal Singh was killed while a constable Santosh Yadav sustained minor injuries in the incident, Inspector General of Police (SIB) Deepanshu Kabra said.

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There were inputs that Naxals had blocked the NH30 Highway following which the STF squad was dispatched. When the team reached near the village covering a distance of 3 kms a large group of armed Naxals opened indiscriminate fire after which the police retaliated and the gunbattele continued for nearly two hours after which the Naxals fled into the thick jungles.