Naxals attack patrolling force, one jawan injured

Khallari (Dhamtari District, Chhattisgarh), June 5 (ANI): Naxals continue to target security forces. Recently, they attacked a patrolling team in the forests of Khallari in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh.

A jawan identified as Jeetendra Yadav was injured in the incident.

Vijay Katre, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dhamtari, said: "At around 1.30 p.m., while the joint forces were patrolling in the Khallari forest, Naxals opened fire and a gunman was injured. His condition is said to stable now."

The recent attack on security forces comes just few days after the gruesome Naxal attack on May 25 in Bastar district in which 28 people were killed, including state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, and a senior Congress leader and founder of Salwa Judum, Mahendra Karma.

The Naxals are an internal security threat to the country and are responsible for human rights violations.

At a recent summit on internal security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Naxal violence has no place in a democracy.

He also said that the government is ready to talk with the extremist group to find an amicable solution the problem. (ANI)


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