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DRG jawan injured in Naxal attack on police camp in Chhattisgarh

The Tribune 2017-12-06 13:34:00

A jawan of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was on Wednesday injured when Naxals fired at a newly set-up police camp at a forest in Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon district, an official said. A small action team of the ultras fired at the police camp in Hadeli village where some finishing work was under way, following which the security personnel retaliated, he said. After a brief exchange of fire, the rebels escaped into the dense forest, the official said. “Head constable Komal Khalko, belonging to DRG, suffered bullet injuries,” he said. The injured jawan was rushed to a local hospital from where he was being airlifted to Raipur for further medication, the official said, adding that his condition was said to be out of danger. A search operation was under way in the region, he added. The police camp was recently set up in Hadeli, located 50 km deep inside forest from Kondagaon town, which is around 200 km away from here, he said. The Naxals are upset over the establishment of the camp, which is aimed at stepping up area-domination operation in the region and checking the activities of the rebels, he added. PTI

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