Clash with Maoists in Chattisgarh, one security person killed, three injured
Chattisgarh, May 9 (ANI): A security personnel was killed and three were injured in a gun battle between the police and the Maoists.
The incident occurred in Sukhma district of central Chhattisgarh when officials of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) were attacked by the Maoists while they were patrolling the area.
As the patrolling party reached near the forest of Kistaram village, the rebels opened fire on them, killing one soldier and injuring three others.
Two of the three injured soldiers were brought to Raipur for medical treatment.
"The soldiers were out patrolling the region for area domination when in an ambush the Maoists fired at them. One of the injured was shot near the ear in the neck and another was shot near the shoulder with the bullet passing through the body. The injured soldiers are under observation and their condition is said to be stable," said Superintendent of police, Mukesh Khare.
The deceased policeman was identified as constable Parshu Markam. The three injured soldiers were platoon commander Bhagwat Baghel, head constables Ramnarayan Singh and Rajbahor Patel.
Meanwhile, in Jharkhand, police officials arrested two notorious Maoists after setting up a trap in Ranchi.
The two Maoists identified as Mahendra Bhuinya and Sikander Yadav.
Maoists have significantly increased their presence in tribal and rural regions in the states of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha as well as certain parts of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
The Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of millions of landless labourers and marginal farmers.
However, the government has termed them to be India's main internal security threat and an obstacle to economic growth .
The Maoists have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. (ANI)
Read More: Mukesh Chandra Mathur | Chattisgarh | Jharkhand | Patel Nagar West | Sikander Pur | Pure Bhagwat | Bhagwat | Raipur Deo Singh | Tallab Baghel | Bahiari Baghel Edso | Ahirauli Baghel | Nagla Sikander | Karjune Khare | Khare Town | Kistaram | Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha | Raigarh,Chattisgarh | Chhattisgarh | Mahendra Singh Dhoni | JPSC Jharkhand
Israeli air strikes kill at least 18 in Gaza after truce collapse
August 21, 2014 at 12:39 AM
Donetsk residents flee the city as shelling intensifies
August 20, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Memories of German WWI atrocities haunt Belgium
August 20, 2014 at 11:06 PM
Lebanese church distributes aid for Iraqi refugees
August 20, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Survivors enlisted in Sierra Leone's Ebola battle
August 20, 2014 at 10:49 PM
"SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREMIER LAUNCHES DREAM TEAM 15 (NNIS EXCLUSIVE) "
August 20, 2014 at 9:53 PM