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Naxal killed, AK rifle recovered in Dantewada encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A Naxalite has been killed in an encounter with security forces in the worst violence hit Dantewada district of today.

Officials said the encounter took place early today in the Burgam village of the said district when a joint squad of and District Reserve Group (DRG) of state police was out for operations.


"The encounter is still on. A Naxal has been killed and an AK series assault rifle has been recovered," a senior officer said.

Reinforcement teams have been rushed in, they said, adding reports from the spot are coming in delayed as the encounter area is in interior forests of the Dantewada district in south Bastar.

The 111 battalion of (CRPF) is leading the operation, they said.

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