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C'garh: Woman ultra killed in encounter with troopers

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A woman naxal was today gunned down in an encounter with security forces in the forest of insurgency-hit district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

The skirmish occurred in which fall in south when joint teams of troopers were conducting an anti-operation, Superintendent of Police told

Several composite squads of the (STF), (DRG), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite unit- Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) had launched the operation in the southern forests of Sukma which is considered as a core area of Maoists' military battalion no.1.

When a team, comprising STF and DRG personnel, was cordoning off jungles near Kedwal-Tumalpad, it came under heavy firing from a group of rebels, leading to a gunfight, he said.

"After the encounter ended, security forces searched the area and recovered the body of awomannaxalclad in uniform," Meena said.

Troopers also recovered some weapons and explosives from a dump in the area.

The identity of thekilledultra was yet to be ascertained, he said, adding that further details are awaited as the is still underway in the region.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:45 IST