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Woman Naxal killed in encounter in Sukma, say police

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A woman was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's district today, police said.

The skirmish took place this evening in a forest near Somagudem village when a team of (DRG) of police was out for a combing operation, said Deputy Inspector General (anti-operations) Sundarraj P.

When the police were cordoning off the area between Lingapalli and Pedagudem villages,they came under heavy firing near Somagudem, leading to an exchange of fire, he told

The body of Hungi, a woman who was a member of of rebels, was found at the spot later, the DIG said.

Search operation is still underway, he said.

On July 10, two Naxals were killed and a DRG jawan was injured in an encounter near Minpa in district.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 20:20 IST