At least eight jawans – 6 DRG personnel and 2 CRPF – have been killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district. Several others have been injured.
According to sources, the encounter broke out in the forests of Silegar in Tarem area.
There are casualties on the other side too, sources said. The number could rise, they added as the encounter is still going on.
Currently, nearly 400 jawans of the STF, DRG, CRPF and the COBRA forces are deployed for anti-Naxal operation in Bijapur.
(More details awaited)