Maoist

Two Maoist guerrillas killed in Chhattisgarh

Sukma (Chhattisgarh), July 11 (IANS) Two Maoist guerrillas were killed and a Reserve Police Force (RPF) jawan seriously injured during a shootout in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday.

Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said that an RPF team from Chintagufa police station was on a routine patrol during a downpour on Tuesday evening when Maoists triggered a landmine blast in a forested area near Minpa village, injuring one jawan.

In the ensuing gunfight, Maoists Hukka and Uika were killed and two guns seized from the site. Hukka was said to be an area commander of the Maoists.

Meena said injured jawan, Hurra, was airlifted to Raipur hospital for treatment.