10 Maoists gunned down in Chhattisgarh

In a big set back to outlawed Maoists, today, at least 10 Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district..

According to police officials, the encounter took place around 11 am in a forest in Bhairamgarh police station area when a joint team of the Special Task Force (STF) and the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation.

They said that so far, the bodies of 10 Naxals along with 11 weapons have been recovered from the spot,” he said. Search operations were still underway in the area.

Security forces on January 23 earlier this year had recovered a huge cache of Maoist-related material, including an improvised bomb, following a gunfight with Naxals in Rajnandgaon district of the state. However, nobody was injured.

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