Naxal killed in gunfire exchange with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A Naxal was on Saturday killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said.

The skirmish took place late Saturday afternoon in a forest under Basaguda police station limits, district superintendent of police KL Dhruv said.

Security forces came under fire while carrying out a search operation, leading to the gun-battle, Dhruv said.

After the firing stopped, the forces recovered the body of a Maoist and a country-made weapon.

Identity of the slain person was yet to be ascertained. Combing operation was still underway in the region, he added.

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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2017 13:24:43 IST

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