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7 maoists killed in Chhattisgarh encounter, huge cache of weapons seized

PTI
Published : Aug 3, 2019, 12:22 pm IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2019, 12:22 pm IST

Further details are awaited as search operations are still on, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Maoist operations) Sundarraj P said.

Seven Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. (Representational Image)
 Seven Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. (Representational Image)

Raipur: Seven Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said.

The exchange of fire happened at around 6 am in the forest near Sitagota village under Baghnadi police station area, when a team of District Reserve Guard or DRG were out on an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Maoist operations) Sundarraj P told news agency Press Trust of India.

 

"So far, bodies of seven Maoists 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.

Tags: maoist, chhattisgarh, ak-47, weapons, gunfight
Location: India, Chhatisgarh, Raipur