Two Naxals killed in gunbattle in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district

Border Security Force, BSF, Naxal, Chhattisgarh, Pankhajur
Border Security Force, BSF, Naxal, Chhattisgarh, Pankhajur

Two Naxals have been killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh‘s Sukma district on Tuesday.

“The encounter took place early Tuesday morning in the dense forest of Fulbadgi Police Station area while a joint team of security forces was out in an anti-Maoist operation,” Sukma Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

A composite squad of District Reserve Group (DRG), Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and local police had launched the operation in the interiors of Fulbagdi, located around 450 kms away from Jagdalpur division, based on specific inputs, he said.

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About 8 kms away from the police station, an exchange of fire broke out between both the sides after ultras opened fire on security forces, the SP said, adding, rebels soon managed to flee the spot taking the cover of the dense forest.

“During the search of the area, bodies of two male Maoists, besides a muzzle loading gun and one 315 bore gun were recovered from the spot,” he added.

The identity of the ultras will be ascertained once the patrol party will return to its camp, the SP said.

On Monday, three Naxals, including two hardcore commander rank cadres, were gunned down by security forces at separate places in Bastar division.

With Tuesday’s encounter, the number of Maoists having been killed in separate encounters in Bastar this year has reached to 99.

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