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Naxal killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh on polling day

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A Naxal was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's district on the day of polling for the Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, police said.

The encounter took place in the restive Orchha area of the district when ultras attacked a team of security forces guarding a helipad, (Anti-Naxal Operation) told

Firing on security forces by the rebels triggered the gunbattle, which left one Naxal dead, he said.

The ultras later escaped from the spot, from where the Naxal's body was recovered, Nayak said.

A combing operation was underway in the area, around 300 km from state capital Raipur, the said.

The Naraynpur assembly segment falls in the Lok Sabha constituency where polling was held Thursday.

Voting in the assembly segment ended at 3 pm after which polling personnel from interior pockets were airlifted to Naraynpur town by helicopters.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 17:50 IST