An encounter between security forces and Naxalites took place on Saturday in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. 5 soldiers have been martyred in this. These include 4 CRPF and one DRG jawan. 3 Maoists are also reported to have been killed, one of them is a woman. The encounter still continues in the jungles of Tarrem police station area. SP Kamal Lochan Kashyap has confirmed the encounter. The encounter took place in the village of Hidma, the mastermind of the Zhiram attack.
The Naxalites who attacked were members of his team.
For a long time there was a mobilization of Naxalites in the village. On hearing this, the soldiers had arrived. This is the second Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh within 10 days. Earlier on March 23, 5 soldiers were also killed in the attack. The attack was carried out by the Naxalites through the IED blast in Narayanpur.
CRPF, DRG, District Police Force and Cobra Battalion personnel jointly went out searching from Tarrem police station. Meanwhile, Naxalites ambushed in the Silger forest in the afternoon. On this, retaliation is also being done by the soldiers. The chopper has been dispatched to rescue the jawans.