Updated: August 24, 2019 3:16:15 pm
In an encounter which broke out in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district Saturday, five Maoists were killed, police officials said. Two DRG Chhatisgarh police personnel sustained bullet wounds during the encounter which took place in the Abhujhmaad forests and forces are trying to evacuate them from the spot.
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Police added more Maoists may have been hit as search operations are still underway.
“The exchange of fire took place around 6 am in the forest near Dhurbeda village, located around 20 km away from Orchha police station in the district. It occurred when a DRG team was out on a counter-insurgency operation,” DGP DM Awasthi told news agency PTI.
Officials said that the gunfight lasted for around one and a half hour and arms and ammunition was recovered from the place.
“During search operations, bodies of five Naxals were recovered from the spot. Besides, a huge cache of weapons was also seized from there,” the DGP added.
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