Encounter with security forces in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, 12 Maoists killed

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Officials said that the bodies of the Maoists have not been identified yet. According to officials, a joint team of the state police, including the District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF), Bastaria Battalion and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite guerrilla unit Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) Is. Was out for operation on Thursday night.

12 Maoists were killed in an encounter with Chhattisgarh Police and security personnel in Bijapur district. Officials said the encounter took place in a forest near Pedia village under Gangalur police station area when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation. Police also recovered 12 weapons, including a barrel grenade launcher (BGL) launcher, a 12-bore rifle and a muzzle-loading rifle from the incident site. Officials said that the bodies of the Maoists have not been identified yet. According to officials, a joint team of the state police, including the District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF), Bastaria Battalion and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite guerrilla unit Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) Is. Was out for operation on Thursday night.

The operation was planned after receiving intelligence from a prominent Maoist leader located in the forests of Pida, about 55 km from the Bijapur district headquarters. South Bastar Deputy Inspector General of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said, so far 12 bodies of Maoists have been recovered from the encounter site and the search operation will continue. He said that the firing started around 9 am in the morning and continued till 5 pm on Friday evening.

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