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Chhattisgarh: Two ITBP personnel killed in Maoist attack in Narayanpur

The ITBP personnel have been identified as Assistant Commandant Sudhakar Shinde and Assistant Sub Inspector Gurmukh Singh.

The attack reportedly took place near ITBP Camp Kademeta. (Representational)

TWO PERSONNEL of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were Friday killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district.

The ITBP personnel have been identified as Assistant Commandant Sudhakar Shinde and Assistant Sub Inspector Gurmukh Singh.

Inspector General of Police (Bastar) P Sundarraj said the incident took place around noon, just 600 metres from the Kadameta camp of the 45th battalion of the ITBP.

“A squad from the camp had gone on an area domination operation, when a small group of armed Maoists fired on them,” said a senior officer.

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“The Maoists escaped with one AK-47 rifle, two bulletproof jackets and a wireless set belonging to the security personnel,” said Sundarraj. While Shinde was a resident of Nanded district in Maharashtra, Singh was from Raikot in Punjab.

First published on: 20-08-2021 at 04:10:38 pm
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