At least four Naxal fighters killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

The anti-insurgency operation was carried out by a joint team of BSF and the Special Task Force of Chhattisgarh Police.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 20:42 PM IST
At least four Naxal fighters killed in Chhattisgarh encounter
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Raipur: At least four Naxal fighters, one of whom carrying a bounty of Rs 5 lakh on his head, were killed on Monday in an encounter in Chhattisgarh's Koyalibera area, officials said.

The anti-insurgency operation was carried out by a joint team of BSF and the Special Task Force of Chhattisgarh Police.

Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the slain Naxals.

According to ANI, the encounter took place in Kanker's Koyalibera area.

The bodies of three Naxals are yet to be recovered.

The news comes after 13 Maoists were arrested from three separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district earlier in the day.

Eleven of those held were allegedly involved in the Burkapal attack on CRPF personnel in April this year, PTI reported.

"While 11 cadres were apprehended from Jagargunda police station area, one each was held from Tongpal and Gadiras police station limits," Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

Security forces have been continuously undertaking search operations in Chintalnar, Chintagufa and Jagargunda areas of the district, around 400 kms away from here, following the Burkapal incident, he said.