Chhattisgarh: Two Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Sukma
Two Maoists was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Sunday.
The skirmish took place in the jungles of Kistaram police station area when a joint team of security personnel was out on a counter-insurgency operation, Special Director General of Police (anti-Maoist operations) DM Awasthi said.
Based on specific inputs about movement of ultras, the composite squad of the Special Task Force and the District Reserve Guard launched the operation late last night in Kistaram area, around 500 kms from here, he said.
The team came under heavy fire from Naxals this morning in the forests, leading to the gunbattle, Awasthi said. After the Naxals fled, two bodies of their comrades besides a muzzle loading gun and a country-made pistol were recovered from the spot, he said.
Earlier, a total of 36 Maoists were killed and 651 arrested during the last four months between March 16 to July 15, 2017, in Chhattisgarh, the Central Government has informed.