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Three Maoists killed, four securitymen injured in Bastar encounters

A CRPF jawan, who was injured in an IED explosion in Dantewada district on Saturday. Photo: Special Arrangement  

Three members of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) were killed and four securitymen were injured during different encounters in restive Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

“Three dead bodies of the Maoists were recovered after an encounter at Sendra village in Bijapur district on Maharashtra- Chhattisgarh border today. The number of Maoists killed is likely to increase. Our parties are still inside the operational area and more encounters are expected,” Bastar range Inspector-General of Police, S.R.P. Kalluri said in a statement.

Five weapons, including one 303 rifle, were recovered from the spot of the encounter.

In a separate incident, three CRPF personnel were injured when a pressure IED exploded in Dantewada district.

The incident took place on Jagargunda-Aranpur road when the CRPF team was out to provide security to road construction works.

“They (CRPF men) sustained minor injuries and all are out of danger. First aid has been given to them. They shall be airlifted to Raipur for further treatment,” Mr. Kalluri said.

In another incident, a BSF jawan was attacked by the Maoists in Pankhanjur town of Kanker district.

The BSF jawan Harikesh reportedly sustained two bullet injuries and the incident took place hardly 500 meters the BSF camp.

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