Two commandos of C-60 —
Four teams of C-60 commandos were on a search patrol in the Nargonda forests in Bhamragarh tehsil at 7.30am when about 200 Maoists attacked them.
Both sides exchanged heavy gunfire for more than an hour.
The Maoists were armed with automatic and semi-automatic weapons. They lobbed grenades and launched rocket attacks in Nargonda.
A CRPF team was on a routine patrol about 500 metres from the spot. The dense forest made it difficult for them to locate the source of firing so they could do little to help the C-60 commandos.
Sheth said the second Maoist attack happened around 11.30am in the Bejurpahadi area. "t is about 20km from Nargonda. The gunbattle went on for more than two hours.
Special police officers Surender Pathan and Sudhakar and C-60 commando Munshi Bungati were killed in this attack. Two policemen are being treated for bullet injuries at the government hospital .
The Maoists involved in these attacks are senior cadres from Chandrapur, Gadchiroli or from the bordering areas of Chhattisgarh.