At least one personnel of the Special Task Force (STF) was killed, while another was critically injured during a gun battle with Maoists in. The incident took place when the security forces were on their way to Maoist hotbed Sukma for area domination when the rebels showered bullets at them triggering a gun battle. As per senior police officials the spirits of the security forces has not taken a set back as such incidents occur in the line of duty and protection of civilians. Meanwhile another injured security official was brought to Raipur for medical aid. Doctors who performed surgery on the injured security personnel said that his health parameters were stable.