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2 Naxals killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada

ANI
Published : May 8, 2019, 9:09 am IST
Updated : May 8, 2019, 9:09 am IST

One INSAS rifle and one 12 Bore weapon with ammunition and other incriminating materials have also been recovered.

The exchange of fire between the Naxals and the security forces in the jungle in Aranpur police station area started at around 5 am today. (Photo: Representational)
 The exchange of fire between the Naxals and the security forces in the jungle in Aranpur police station area started at around 5 am today. (Photo: Representational)

Dantewada: Two Naxals were killed in an exchange of fire with a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) in Gonderas jungle here on Wednesday.

The exchange of fire between the Naxals and the security forces in the jungle in Aranpur police station area started at around 5 am today.

The forces have recovered bodies of two Naxals.

Besides that, one INSAS rifle and one 12 Bore weapon with ammunition and other incriminating materials have also been recovered.

"District Reserve Guard female commandos 'Danteshwari Ladake' also took part in this encounter," said SP Dantewada Abhishek Pallava.

30 women including surrendered Naxals cadres or wives of surrendered cadres were recruited in the only woman DRG platoon in Dantewada.

All security personnel are reported to be safe. A search operation has been intensified in the nearby areas.

Tags: naxal attack, dantewada encounter
Location: India, Chhatisgarh