5 security personnel killed after Maoists targeted a bus in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi: A news has come out where five security personnel have died in an encounter with Maoists. A few of the [police personnel were injured in the line of duty in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.

A senior officer said that "5 security personnel died in the line of duty. Maoists have also been killed; they have suffered substantial loss." Security personnel from CRPF's elite CoBRA unit, the District Reserve Guard, and the Special Task Force were out to carry anti-Maoist operations when the gun battle broke out in the district's Tarrem area. The encounter is still underway. Sources are briefing about the tensed condition. 

This comes a day after five police personnel were killed and 14 injured after Maoists targeted a bus carrying 27 DRG troops in Chhattisgarh's Naryanpur district. The bus was traveling between Kadenar and Kanhargaon route, was hit by an IED. 

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