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Eight Naxalites killed, one security personnel dead in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Abujhmad area

The gunfight broke out this morning in the forest of Abhujmad when a joint team of the security personnel were out on an anti-Naxal operation.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Raipur Updated on: June 15, 2024 15:55 IST
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In a significant development, at least eight Naxalites killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Abhujmad area on Saturday (June 15). 

The gunfight broke out this morning in the forest of Abhujmad when a joint team of security personnel from four districts - Narayanpur, Kanker, Dantewada, and Kondagaon - was out on an anti-Naxal operation, also claimed one STF personnel live while injuring two others.

Meanwhile, speaking of the incident, the police said, a huge cache of weapons and other materials belonging to Naxalites were recovered from the site, including a .303 rifle, a barrel grenade launcher (BGL), and other weapons and Maoist-related materials. 

It is pertinent to note that, as many as 131 Naxalites have been killed in separate encounters with security personnel in Bastar division, comprising Kanker, Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma districts, so far this year.

Recently, in the back-to-back spate of operations, on June 5, six Naxalites were gunned down in an encounter in Narayanpur, while seven Naxalites were killed on the Narayanpur-Bijapur border on May 23.

Earlier, at least 12 Naxalites also died in an encounter in Bijapur on May 10, and 10 cadres, including three women, were neutralised along the border of Narayanpur and Kanker districts on April 30.

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