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Naxals target police station, cop injured

Posted on Jan 21, 07:44PM | UNI

A police personnel was critically injured when a group of Maoists opened fire at Darbha police station in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar district in the wee hours today, police said.

The Naxals attacked the police station at 0300 hrs and the gunbattle lasted for about 30 minutes before the ultras retreated.

The injured Dharmendra Kunjam (25) -- who was admitted to the Jagdalpur hospital this morning with gunshot injuries in his abdomen -- was airlifted here following deterioration in his condition.

A combing operation in the area begun after additional force from Jagdalpur reached Darbha, police added.