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Chhattisgarh: Naxalite killed in encounter with security personnel in Sukma district

After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of a Naxalite along with a muzzle-loading gun was recovered from the spot

PTI Sukma Published 24.02.24, 11:13 AM
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A Naxalite was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday, a police official said.

The face-off took place around 6 am in a forest near Burklanka village within the jurisdiction of Bheji police station during an anti-Naxal operation by the District Reserve Guard (DRG), Sukma Superintendent of Police Kiran G Chavan told PTI.

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After the exchange of fire stopped, the body of a Naxalite along with a muzzle-loading gun was recovered from the spot, he said.

The identity of the Naxalite was yet to be ascertained, he said, adding that a search operation was still underway in the area.

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