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A fierce gunfight brokeout between safety personnel and Naxals  at a forest in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Saturday by which 5 jawans have been killed whereas a number of others injured.  

In line with media studies, the alternate of fireplace with Naxals in jungles close to Tarrem continued for about three hours right this moment. Chhattisgarh DGP DM Awasthi reportedly mentioned that personnel belonging to the CRPF’s elite Commando Battalion for Resolute Motion unit (CoBRA), the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Particular Activity Pressure (STF) have been concerned within the operation. 

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Moreover safety personnel, some Maoists are additionally suspected to have been killed through the gun battle.

Information company ANI quoted DIG (Naxal Operations) OP Pal saying, “5 jawans died and 12 others injured within the 3-hour-long encounter with Naxals at Sukma-Bijapur border in Sukma district. Physique of a lady Naxal has been discovered on the encounter web site.”

In the meantime, an emergency assembly of DGP DM Awasthi, Particular DG (Anti-Naxal Operations) Ashoke Juneja and different officers is underway in Raipur over the encounter between the safety forces and Naxals in Bijapur. 

The incident has come ten days after 5 DRG personnel have been killed when Naxals blew up a bus carrying the safety personnel with an IED in Narayanpur district on March 23. In one other incident, a Zila Panchayat member in Bijapur district was allegedly killed by Naxals final month. 

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