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Bhamragarh: 15 injured in series of Maoist-instigated events

Bhamragarh (Maharashtra) [India]: In a series of events instigated by the Maoists near Gadchiroli’s Bhamragarh district in Maharashtra, 14 personnel from the Maharashtra Police and one Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official were injured on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, a brief encounter between Maoists and the security personal resulted in one 37 Bn CRPF and two personnel of the Maharshtra Police being injured, who were later airlifted to Raipur.

Subsequently, troops of C60, the anti-naxal wing of the Maharashtra Police were sent as reinforcement. Out of this, 12 of them were reportedly caught in a landmine blast in the region, which was also planted by the Maoists.

No fatal injuries were reported and the injured have reached Bhamragarh safely.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)