2 Naxals Killed In Gunbattle With Security Forces In Chhattisgarh's Sukma

The security forces were cordoning off the forests between Tadmetla and Morpalli, when they came under fire from a group of armed naxals leading to an exchange of fire, Sukma Superintendent of Police said.

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2 Naxals Killed In Gunbattle With Security Forces In Chhattisgarh's Sukma

CRPF unit, local police launched counter-insurgency operation in Chintalnar's jungles (representational)


Raipur:  Two naxals, including one woman, were gunned down in an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest area in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district this morning, police said. 

The skirmish took place in the forests between Tadmetla and Morpalli villages under Chintalnar police station limits, Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena told PTI. 

"A joint team of CoBRA (commando battalion for resolute action) 201st battalion - a CRPF specialised unit, and local police had launched the counter-insurgency operation in the jungles of Chintalnar, around 500 km away from here," he said. 

The security forces were cordoning off the forests between Tadmetla and Morpalli, when they came under fire from a group of armed naxals leading to an exchange of fire, he said.

After the guns fell silent, the security forces searched the area and recovered the body of two Maoists including one woman, along with two weapons, he said. 

Further details are awaited as the operation was still underway in the region, he added. 


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