Four Naxals killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district

Naxals opened fire on a joint team of district police and the CRPF in a forest near Tumrel village, under the Pamed police station jurisdiction, an official said.

Raipur: Four Naxals were killed in an encounter in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh today, police said.

Inspector General, Bastar range, SRP Kalluri told PTI that Naxals opened fire on a joint team of district police and the CRPF in a forest near Tumrel village, under the Pamed police station jurisdiction.

The two sides exchanged fire for nearly two hours after which the Naxals fled. Bodies of four Naxals were found during search of the area, along with a rifle and a pipe bomb.

The slain ultras were yet to be identified, the IG said.

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