Security Forces gunned down 8 moists in Chattisgarh

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Raipur : At least  8 (Eight)  Maoists including four women cadres were killed during an encounter with the security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bjiepur District in the early morning today.

The skirmish took place around 6 am in the forest near the villages of Timinar and Pusnar on the border of Bijapur and Dantewada districts when a joint team of the District Reserve guards (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) were conducting a regular combing operation, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the state police (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P said.

Acting on specific intelligence reports, the security forces launched the operation of Dantewada district in the forest along the border between the two districts, he said. While cordoning off the jungles of the villages of Timinar and Pusnar, about 450 kilometres from Raipur, the state capital, in Bijapur, the exchange of fire broke out between the two sides, he said.

“After the weapons went silent, the bodies of seven Naxals, including three women, were recovered on the spot,” said the DIG. In addition, two Insas rifles, two 303 rifles, a 12-bore rifle and a few muggle loading guns were also recovered on site.

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