Monday, February 08, 2010

5 Naxals killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh district

Press Trust Of India
Raipur, February 08, 2010
First Published: 01:25 IST(8/2/2010)
Last Updated: 01:26 IST(8/2/2010)


Five Naxals were killed in an encounter with the police in Narayanpur district of Chhattishgarh on Sunday, police said.

The encounter took place in the forest area of Honganar of Narayanpur district, Inspector General R K Vij
told PTI.

Following a tip-off about the Naxal activity in Honganar forest area near Bainur, special police forces were deployed. As the forces reached the forest, the Naxals started firing. The police forces retaliated. The exchange of fire
between the outlaws and the police went on for two hours and after that the Naxals fled from the area, Vij said.

Five bodies of Naxals were recovered from the spot, Vij added. The police also recovered fire arms and explosives,
he added.

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