Eight Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh Encounter

At least two Chattisgarh Police personnel and eight Maoists were killed in an ongoing encounter in Kistaram area of Sukma district. The gunbattle took place at a forest in Kistaram area bordering Telangana, around 500 km from Raipur when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation.

According to Sukma’s Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena eight bodies of Naxals have been found at the encounter spot. Two District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were also killed in the exchange of fire, the SP said. Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot, he added.

In another incident, a Naxal was today injured in an exchange of fire which ensued between militants and teams of 206 CoBRA Battalion at around 7.15 AM in the forest area of Elmaguda village in Sukma district. A ‘bharmar’ gun and  Improvised  Explosive Device (IED) making equipment were also recovered from the militant.

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