24 CRPF personnel killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

At least 24 CRPF personal were killed and several others injured when suspected naxals attacked at a patrolling party near Burkapal-Chintagufa area of Chhatisgrah.

The encounter took place around 12.25 pm between the Burkapal-Chintagufa area of the worst Maoist violence-affected district in south Bastar area of the state.

“The Naxals fired at a patrolling party of the CRPF near Burkapal village leaving six personnel injured,” Special Director General (anti-Naxal operations) of Chhattisgarh Police, D M Awasthi told PTI.

All the jawans killed in the attack belong to the 74th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), including an Inspector-rank officer.

Meanwhile Chhatisgrah Chief Minister has called an emergency meeting to review the situation.

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