Thursday, September 18, 2008

Two troopers injured in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

Raipur, Sep 18 (IANS) At least two para-military troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were wounded Thursday in Chhattisgarh’s trouble-torn Bastar region when Maoist guerrillas opened fire on them, an official said.

‘Two CRPF jawans, who were members of a road-opening party, sustained bullet injuries in Bijapur district when they came under heavy gunfire,’ Pawan Deo, deputy inspector general (state’s anti-Maoist operations), told IANS.

The attack site is about 450 km south of here.

The injured troopers were taken to Jagdalpur town, regional headquarters of Bastar region, for treatment.

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