Police Maoist encounter: 13 Naxalites gunned down in Chhattisgarh

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 03, 2024 IST

Police Maoist encounter: 13 Naxalites gunned down in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, April 3: At least 13 naxalites were gunned down in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday following a fierce encounter between police and LWEs.

Following the major anti-insurgency operation ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the police neutralized the extremists including a woman during a combing operation in the Bijapur forest.

Sources said, a gunfight broke out between security forces and Naxalites at around 6 am in the forest between Lendra and Korcholi villages under the Gangaloor police station area, where a joint team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation.

The intermittent firing lasted for a long time and the security forces continued search operations in the area. A light machine gun (LMG), a .303 rifle, a 12-bore gun, a large number of barrel grenade launchers and shells, and other arms and ammunition were also seized from the spot, police earlier said. 

"The identity of the dead Naxalites was yet to be ascertained but prima facie says, the deceased militants belonged to the PLGA (People's Liberation Guerrilla Army) company no. 2 of Maoists.

Search operation in the deep forest is underway so, to spot other bodies and to unearth further dump of arms and weapons.

 

 

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