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10 Naxals killed in encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Ten Naxals were killed and several others injured in an encounter with security forces in Maoist-hit Sukma district of today.

Eleven automatic guns were also recovered from the encounter spot.

On a tip off about the presence of Naxals in the forest area of Puarti village, a search was launched by Greyhounds force of and district force early this morning, Inspector General of Police Bastar Range Himanshu Gupta told PTI.

"On spotting the security forces, ultras opened fire and in the retaliatory action, nine rebels were killed and several others were injured," he said.

However, a senior official said in that ten Naxals were killed in the encounter.

"Bodies of the killed Naxals have been recovered," Gupta said, adding, 11 automatic guns were also recovered from the encounter spot.

The combing operation was still on in the jungle.

First Published: Tue, April 16 2013. 12:10 IST
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