Suspected Naxalites fire at IAF helicopter, injure one, force it to land in dense Dantewada jungle

IAF Helicopter

Suspected Naxalites fired at an IAF helicopter injuring a security man in Maoist hotbed of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.

According to preliminary reports, the helicopter was on a mission to airlift a few CRPF troopers when it was fired upon.

"The helicopter has been forced to land at Teliwara in Sukma district. One IAF man has been hit and the chopper has been cordoned off," a senior security official said.

The helicopter had flown from the state capital and it had gone off the radar for sometime, they said.

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