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Naxal killed in face-off with security forces in C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

One naxal was gunned down in a gunbattle with security forces in district of Wednesday, police said.

The skirmish took place around 6 pm in the forest between Orchhameta and Tondebeda villages under station limits, Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla told

The incident took place when a joint team of security forces was returning after carrying out a in the area, he said.

According to Shukla, the combined squad of Special Task Force (STF) and (DRG) was out on the operation for the last two days in Orchha, located around 350 km away from the capital Raipur.

"On its way back to the camp, the patrolling team came under indiscriminate firing between Orchhameta and Tondebeda by a group of ultras that led to an exchange of fire," he said.

After police retaliated, ultras escaped from the spot. During a search carried out later, body of a Maoist clad in 'uniform' was found there. One 315 bore rifle was also recovered from the spot, he added.

Further details are awaited as the is still underway, he added.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:10 IST