Two Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh
(Sourced from PTI)
Two Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today, informed the police. The skirmish took place around 8 am at a forest in Pamed area when a joint team of the special anti-Naxal Greyhounds unit of Telangana and Chhattisgarh police was out on an operation along the interstate border, Deputy Inspector General (Anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P said.
Acting on specific intelligence, a team of the Greyhounds, Chhattisgarh Police's Special Task Force (STF) and the district force had launched the anti-Naxal operations along the inter-state border, located around 500 km away from the state capital Raipur, said Sundarraj. When the security forces were cordoning off the forest area at Pamed, the gun-battle broke out, he further said.
"After the guns fell silent, bodies of two ultras were recovered from the spot," Sundarraj said. "A few weapons were also recovered from the spot," he said, adding more details were awaited as the search operation was still underway in the area.