Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Two Maoists gunned down in Chhattisgarh

December 15th, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS -

Raipur, Dec 15 (IANS) Two Maoist rebels were killed Tuesday in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s violence-hit Bastar region, police said.
The gunbattle took place in a thickly forested village of Surakhera in Bijapur district, about 450 km south from state capital Raipur.

Maoists opened fire on a police team and the policemen returned fire and killed two Maoists. The gunbattle continued for about 90 minutes, officials here at police headquarters told IANS.

Some Maoists were reported to have received bullet injuries but they were dragged inside the forest by other rebels, police added.

Police have recovered a loaded gun, some tiffin bombs and Maoist literature from the site of the gunbattle.

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