Seven Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
Seven Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.
Raipur: Seven Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.
The exchange of fire occurred around 6 am in the forest near Sitagota village under Baghnadi police station area, when a team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told.
DM Awasthi, Director General of Police, Chhattisgarh: 7 Naxals killed in an encounter with District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Sitagota jungle under Bagnadi Police Station in Rajnandgaon. Arms and ammunition recovered. Operation is still underway. pic.twitter.com/OPNt9XEx7f— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2019
So far, seven bodies along with a huge cache of weapons, including one AK-47, have been found from the spot, he said.
Further details are awaited as search operations are still on, he added. (PTI)