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14 naxals killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh

14 naxals, encounter,

At least 14 Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, police said. The gunbattle took place this morning in a forest area in south Sukma, around 500 km from Raipur, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

Special DG Naxal Operations DM Awasthi said that a total of sixteen weapons were recovered from the encounter site located in the forests falling under the Konta police station. The encounter took place between Maoists and personnel of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) of the Chhattisgarh state police.

So far, bodies of 14 Maoists have been recovered from the encounter site, he said. Several firearms were also seized from the spot, he added. (With PTI inputs )

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