4 Naxals killed in encounter with safety forces

Raipur, August 12

Four Naxals had been killed in an encounter with safety forces in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district on Wednesday morning, police stated.

The gun battle came about in a forest underneath Jagargunda police station limits round 9.30 am when joint groups of assorted safety forces had been out on an anti-Naxal operation, Inspector General of Police (Bastar vary) Sundarraj P instructed PTI.

Acting on particular inputs concerning the location of Naxals within the inside areas of Jagargunda, joint squads of various safety forces, together with the District Reserve Guard (DRG), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite unit Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), launched the operation, he stated.

When one of many patrolling groups was within the forest close to Phulampar village, positioned over 450 km from state capital Raipur, an change of fireside broke out between the 2 sides, the official stated.

After weapons fell silent, our bodies of 4 male ultras had been recovered from the spot together with a .303 rifle, large cache of country-made weapons and explosive materials, he stated.

A search operation is underneath approach within the space, he added. PTI

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