CRPF jawan martyred in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh

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Chhattisgarh: A paramilitary soldier from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost his life in an encounter with Maoists in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday morning.

The martyred soldier was from the 151 battalion.

According to sources, the CRPF personnel of 151 battalion along with 204 Cobra personnel and the state police were jointly conducting search operations against the Naxalites when a gunfight broke out in Tonguda-Pamed area at around 4 am.

Some Maoists are also suspected to have been killed in the exchange of fire and the security forces are combing the area, the officials said.

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