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Two BSF troopers injured by Maoists


Raipur : Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured in a gunfight with Maoists Sunday in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region, police said.

The battle, lasting for about two hours, took place in the Antagarh forested pocket of Kanker district when Maoists opened fire on a group of BSF men on a routine patrol.

The BSF retaliated but two troopers received gun shots. They were taken to Raipur by helicopter for medical attention, sources here at the police headquarters told IANS.

A few live bombs were recovered from the attack site where the Maoist attackers melted into the forests after the fighting, the sources said.

Kanker, along with four other districts, is part of the the 40,000 sq km mineral rich Bastar region which has been the nerve centre of the guerrillas for the last three decades.