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.