Chhattisgarh attack: Maoists were armed with LMG; looted weapons of security personnel

A group of an estimated 400 Maoists, armed with LMGs, had ambushed security forces deployed for a special operation, killing at least 22 personnel and injuring 30 others, besides decamping with over a dozen sophisticated arms, officials said on Sunday.

At least 400 Naxals suspected to be led by the most wanted Maoist commander and leader of the so-called ”People”s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) battalion no 1– Hidma– and his associate Sujatha ambushed the forces in an area that is a strong-hold of the Maoists due to the difficult terrain, large tracts of forests and a smaller number of security forces camps, an officer said

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