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Chhattisgarh: CRPF and Maoists exchange fire in Sukma

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 August 2015, 8:44 IST

A fierce gun-battle took place between Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) soldiers and Maoists in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district on 30 August.

D Shrawan, Superintendent of Police said "A squad of 208 battalion of Compact Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), an elite unit of CRPF, was patrolling in Bhejji police station area, when Maoists hiding in the forest opened indiscriminate fire on them near Regargatta village, Sukma."

The exchange of fire continued for around half an hour, when, on growing police pressure, the guerrillas fled into the core forests, he said. No harm was reported to either end in the skirmish.

(with inputs from PTI)

First published: 31 August 2015, 8:47 IST