Naxal-police face off in Bijapur, 1 jawan injured

Raipur: The joint team of police and armed forces had a massive encounter with a group of naxalites on Saturday. The encounter lasted for more than an hour wherein one jawan has been reportedly injured. The police headquarters are yet to confirm the casualty in the encounter.

The joint forces began their operation in the hills of Gorla Mankeli that is believed to be the hub of naxalites. It is also believed that the joint forces had an encounter with the group of around 100 naxalites. This is believed to be one of the major operations undertaken by the joint forces in the area. The joint forces were fired upon by the group of naxalites in the area. The joint forces thereon, fired back, indulging into a gruesome encounter with the naxalites. According to the sources, one jawan of the joint forces was also injured in the encounter with the naxalites.

The additional forces were also dispatched to the aid of the joint forces in the encounter with naxalites.

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