April 3rd – Indian police confirmed on the 3rd that security forces exchanged fire with Naxal rebels in the central state of Chetisgarh on the same day, killing five security personnel.
According to Indian media, citing police sources, the exchange of fire took place in the Bijapur area of Chhattisgarh and lasted for about three hours.
Five people were killed and 12 others were injured by security forces.
One person from the anti-government armed forces has been found dead at the scene of the exchange of fire, and the details of their casualties are not clear.
Founded in the 1960s, there were about 10,000 Naxal rebels, mainly in rural areas in eastern and central India, and often carried out attacks on government and security targets.
The Indian government considers it to be the largest security threat in the country.