Raipur: A security personnel of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) was on Wednesday killed and three others were injured in an encounter with Naxalites in the state's Maoist-hit Sukma district, police said.

"The incident occurred in the jungles of Kistaram police station area of the district when the CAF jawans were on a combing operation in the region early on Wednesday morning," a senior police official told.

When the patrolling party reached near the forest of Kistaram village, the Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on them, killing one jawan and injuring three others, the official said. The deceased was identified as - constable Parshu Markam. Naxals also looted three rifles of jawans, he said.

The injured -  platoon commander Bhagwat Baghel, head constables Ramnarayan Singh and Rajbahor Patel - were referred to Jagdalpur town hospital for treatment, the official said, adding that additional forces have been rushed to the spot.

(Agencies)

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