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Sukma encounter: 2 jawans dead

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 February 2018, 16:53 IST

Two of six security personnel, who got injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, succumbed to their injuries on Sunday.

Heavy exchange of fire between security forces and Naxals is still underway near Elarmadgu village which falls under the purview of Bhejji police station.

The injured security personnel, who were admitted to the nearby hospital, are being airlifted from the site.

Special DG, anti-Naxal operation DM Awasthi confirmed that four jawans of District Reserve Guards (DRG) and two jawans of Special Task Force (STF) were injured in the encounter.


First published: 18 February 2018, 16:53 IST