Chhattisgarh encounter: Two maoists killed in Burkapal area in Sukmahttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/chhattisgarh-encounter-live-updates-maoists-dead-injured-sukma-5154765/

Chhattisgarh encounter: Two maoists killed in Burkapal area in Sukma

Chhattisgarh encounter: Two maoists have been killed by the security forces in an ongoing operation in Sukma's Burkapal area.

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Two maoists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Sukma’s Burkapal area (File Photo)

The Chhattisgarh Police said two maoists were killed on Saturday in an encounter with security forces in Sukma’s Burkapal area. One of two maoists, killed in the ongoing operation, was a woman, PTI quoted a senior official as saying.

Separate teams of the District Reserve Guard (DRG), the Special Task Force (STF) and the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), a unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), had been carrying out combing operations in Sukma for the last couple of days. The gunbattle broke out this morning when a joint team of the DRG and the STF was cordoning off a forest located deep inside Burkapal.

This comes a day after eight maoists, including six women, were killed in a joint operation led by the Greyhounds, Telangana’s elite anti-Naxal unit, and aided by the Chhattisgarh police and the CRPF in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

This is a developing story. More details are awaited.