In a 4-hour encounter between the army and Naxalites in Chhattisgarh, 22 soldiers of the country were martyred, while 32 soldiers were injured and 1 jawan is said to be missing.
22 security personnel have lost their lives in the Naxal attack at Sukma-Bijapur in Chhattisgarh, says SP Bijapur, Kamalochan Kashyap
Visuals from the Sukma-Bijapur Naxal attack site pic.twitter.com/C3VvAdvjaN
– ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2021
The encounter took place on Saturday near Jonaguda village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The information so far revealed in this case is:
- On Friday, a team of security forces conducted a joint operation with teams of 2000 personnel in Sukma, Bijapur (the most Naxalite-affected area).
- In this operation, CRPF, its elite unit Cobra, Special Task Force, District Reserve Guard personnel were there. All these were sent to five places – Usur, Tarem, Bijapur, Meenpa and Narasapuram.
- The Maoist organization PGLA ambushed this patrolling team going towards Jonaguda. After which there was firing on both sides. In this bullet, people are injured on both sides.
Prime Minister and President Nedi tribute on the martyrdom of soldiers
The killing of the security personnel while battling Maoist insurgency in Chhattisgarh is a matter of deep anguish. My condolences to the bereaved families. The nation shares their pain and will never forget this sacrifice.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 4, 2021
My thoughts are with the families of those martyred while fighting Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. May the injured recover at the earliest.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 3, 2021
The second attack in the last 10 days was the second attack on March 23 after an attack on a bus filled with security forces. 5 answers were martyred in that attack.