Raipur: 22 security personnel have been martyred in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. A massive exchange of fire between the security personnel and the Maoist terrorists lasted about 4 hours.
The encounter was in Bijapur-Sukma belt in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists laid ambush on Saturday afternoon when security teams were engaged in a combing operation on the Bijapur-Sukma border in an area considered a Maoist stronghold. At around 12 noon, the Maoists laid ambush.
The banned Maoist terrorists get support from Leftist fascist forces referred to by the people urban naxalites.
The fight against the Maoists will grow stronger and the sacrifice of the security personnel will not go in waste, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah. We will take the fight to its logical end, he asserted.