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Mar 26, 2012, 03.56 PM IST | Source: PTI

CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Naxals

A CRPF jawan was killed and another injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Naxals

A CRPF jawan was killed and another injured in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today. The gunfight broke out between the ultras and CRPF personnel in Alpal Metta village in Sukma district when a CRPF team along with Chattisgarh police force went to the region for area domination, Additional Director General of Police Ram Niwas told PTI.

As soon as the force reached the village, Naxals fired at them following which the police party also retaliated. A CRPF jawan was killed and another was injured in the encounter, he said. Inputs suggest that around 10 Naxals were killed in the gunfight. After receiving the news of the gunfight, an additional police team has been rushed to the area, he said, adding efforts are on to retrieve the body of the slain jawan. The encounter was on when reports last came in.

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