An encounter has broken out between the Maoists and the Border Security Force personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Pankhajur. Only few days back, to be precise, on April 25, CRPF Police Personnel were killed and six were wounded in Sukma district which sent ripples across the nation. It was touted to be the deadliest attack by Naxals so far this year which has targeted the security forces.
The Naxalites have mounted the assault in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extremism in the country. The attack has come unexpectedly and immediate information is not available with regards to the casualties.
The incident occurred near Burkapal village within Chintagufa police station limits, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said. It is said that the naxals has mounted the assault rifle at around 12:25am today.