RAIPUR, India – Six policemen were injured, two critically, in an attack by Maoists in Chindgarh in Sukma district early Wednesday (May 16th), The Hindustan Times reported.
According to local media, the attack started around 8 a.m. when rebels detonated landmines around a police patrol on a search operation and then opened fire. Sukma additional superintendent of police Surjan Ram Bhagat told the paper he didn't believe there were deaths on either side.
The Times also reported a separate incident in Bijapur, in which Maoists killed two villagers suspected of being police informants. According to the Press Trust of India, police killed four Maoists in a shootout in Bijapur as well.
First Post India reported that Maoists have led three attacks in Chhattisgarh state this week.