C’garh: Four Naxals, one cop killed in encounter
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 19:19
  
Raipur: Four Naxals were killed on Wednesday in a fierce exchange of fire with the security forces in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, leaving one policeman also dead in the face-off, police said.

On a tip off, a police squad was sent to Tirkanar forest area under Dhaudai police station for an operation. When the team reached the forest area, ultras opened indiscriminate firing killing Havaldar Brujesh Singh on the spot. Four naxals were also killed in retaliatory fire, Narayanpur district Superintendent of Police, Mayank Srivastav said.

Three 12-bore pistols, explosives and some other material were also recovered from the spot, Srivastav said.

The bodies of the naxals have been recovered and rural police have been called in to identify the deceased, he said.

Following the incident, security in the area has been beefed up and police have also launched a search to catch any more naxalites hiding in the area, the officer added.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 19:17


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