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Naxal gunned down in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh

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Press Trust of India Raipur
ANaxalwas gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Thursday, police said.
The skirmish took place around 9 am at a forest in Singhanmadgu village, located around 500 km from the capital Raipur, Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla told PTI.
Acting on inputs about thepresence of ultras in Kistaram and Chintagufa areas, various joint teams of the Special Task Force (STF), the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and CRPF's specialised CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) unit were dispatched from different locations.
When one of the patrolling teams was cordoning off the forest of Singhanmadgu, a group of armed ultras fired at the security personnel, leading to the gun-battle, he said.
After guns fell silent, the body of a male rebel and Naxal-related material were recovered from the spot, he said.
Further details are awaited as the operation was still underway in the area, he added.

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 2:40 PM IST

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