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Seven Naxalites killed in encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh, say Police

A few days ago, around 10 Naxalites, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, were arrested from Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. Prior to that, at least 12 Naxals were killed during a gunfight with security forces.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 23, 2024 18:38 IST
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Chhattisgarh: At least seven Naxalites were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh, the Police informed on Thursday. The gunfight broke out around 11 am when a joint team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation, which is still underway, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said.

Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar earlier informed that the bodies of two Naxalites and weapons have been recovered from the encounter site.

The operation, involving personnel belonging to the District Reserve Guard from Dantewada, Narayanpur and Bastar districts, Bastar Fighters and Special Task Force – all units of state police – was launched based on inputs about the presence of cadres from Indravati Area Committee of Maoists, he said.

The operation is continuing and further details are awaited, he added.

With this incident, 107 Naxalites have been killed so far this year in separate encounters with security forces in the state.

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