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Security forces gun down Maoist in encounter

| | Kanker | in Raipur

A Maoist was gunned down on Monday in an exchange of fire with security personnel at a forest patch in restive  Kanker district of Bastar, police said.

The skirmish took place this afternoon in the forest near Kamteda village when a joint team of STF, BSF and DRG was out on an anti-Naxal operation, according to Special Director General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) D M Awasthi.

“One Naxal was killed in the incident. Upon receiving information about the movement of Maoists in the area, a joint team of Special Task Force (STF), District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Border Security Force (BSF) launched a counter-insurgency operation ”, he said.




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