Three policemen died and two others sustain injuries on Saturday in a fierce gunfight with Naxals in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, the Police said.
The gunfight broke out between the Naxals and a contingent of the police’s District Reserve Guard (DRG) at Jagargunda area in Sukma district, about 515 km south of Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh.
“This morning a group of Naxalites ambushed a contingent of DRG in Jagargunda forests, triggering a gunfight.
“Three policemen died and two others sustained injuries in the stand-off,” a police official said
“We immediately took the wounded policemen to a hospital.”
Following the attack, contingents of police and paramilitary were rushed to the area to carry out searches for the attackers.
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On Monday, Naxals killed two policemen in the Rajnandgaon district of the state.
Currently, Naxals are active across the central and eastern parts of India.
India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh once termed the Naxalite movement as India’s “greatest internal security challenge.”
The insurgency reportedly has claimed hundreds of lives besides rendering thousands of poor inhabitants homeless. (Xinhua)
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