2 Maoists Killed In Chhattisgarh Encounter

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Raipur:  Two Maoists, including a woman, were today killed in a fierce encounter with security forces in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said.

The encounter started at 2:50 am between a joint squad of security forces and ultras in the jungles of Kotter-Kerenar under Gangaloor police station limits, a senior police official said.

The operation, involving composite forces of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 85th battalion and CRPF’s elite unit Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) 204th battalion with the support of Gangaloor police, was launched last night, he said.

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While combing operations were underway, Maoists opened fire on security forces early this morning. Immediately security forces took position and launched retaliatory attack that forced Maoists to flee from the spot, he added.

Two Maoists, including a female clad in “uniform”, were found dead. Two country made weapons and items of daily use were recovered from the spot, he said. The identity of the two killed is yet to be ascertained, he added.