New Delhi: As per media reports at least nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and two others injured in a Maoists’ attack.
Officials said the incident took place around 12:30 pm along the Kistaram-Palodi road of the district when the troops of the 212 battalion of the CRPF were out on an operation. According to official sources, the casualties are likely to rise.
According to official sources, the casualties are likely to rise. The injured personnel are being airlifted to Raipur notes, a report published in an English vernacular.
The rebels used a lot of explosives to blow up the vehicle, a state police official said. Soon after the incident, reinforcements were rushed to the spot, around 500 kms from state capital Raipur.
Officials added that the first encounter between the two sides took place at 8 am and later this contingent was targeted by the Maoists.