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2 naxals killed in encounter with CRPF troops in Vizag district


Vizag, Mar 16: Two armed naxals were neutralised in an encounter with troops of 198 Battalion CRPF and state police in Pedabayalu of Visakhapatnam district on Saturday.

2 naxals killed in encounter with CRPF troops in Vizag district

The encounter broke out at around 1.30 AM on Saturday when the troops went out for area-specific input patrol. One CRPF personnel was injured and later shifted to hospital. He is said to be out of danger. The encounter has concluded.

A day before a huge cache of Maoist-related materials, including items used in making home-made bombs, was recovered following a gunfight between security forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham district.

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The encounter, which may have caused casualties among rebels, took place in the morning near Amlidar village in the Bhoramdeo wildlife sanctuary area, when a joint team of

security forces was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Durg range) Ratanlal Dangi told PTI.

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