The deceased have been identified as constable R. Chandrakant, constable Narsimha and Constable Ranveer Singh of the COBRA battalion.

Three commandos of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and three others were injured in a Maoist ambush in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday morning.

The incident happened near Chintagufa village of the district when a team of the COBRA and Sukma police, was returning after dropping off a poll party, official sources said here.

The deceased have been identified as constable R. Chandrakant, constable Narsimha and Constable Ranveer Singh of the COBRA battalion.

Sub-inspector G.Alok, deputy constable Ramesh Kumar Singh and Constable D. Kalmadi were seriously injured in an encounter that lasted over two hours, official sources added.

Hurt in explosion

In another incident, three jawans of the 85 battalion of the CRPF, were injured when two pressure bombs exploded near Kikler village of Bijapur district early morning on Wednesday.

All the injured have been airlifted to Jagdalpur.