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Seventeen security personnel belonging to the Special Task Force (STF) and District Reserve Guard (DRG) died in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday.
According to the police, a joint team of the DRG, STF and the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) of the CRPF were carrying out the operation after having received the intelligence inputs.
ANI while quoting the police said “A total of 17 security personnel (5 STF, 12 DRG) have lost their lives in an encounter in Sukma yesterday. They were missing and security forces were trying to locate them after an encounter with Naxals.”
State Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel visited the injured personnel at the Rama Krishna Hospital.
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