Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Eight Maoists gunned down in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Feb 3 (IANS) Eight Maoist guerrillas were shot dead by the police Wednesday in two gun-battles in Chhattisgarh’s violence-hit Bastar region, an official said.

The gun fights broke out in thickly forested hilly areas in Bijapur district, some 450 km south of state capital Raipur.

‘Seven Maoists were killed at a forested stretch under Bhairamgarh police station when a contingent of District Force and Special Police Officers (SPOs) raided a hideout of rebels and exchanged fire for more than an hour. Another guerrilla was gunned down under Bijapur police station area,’ Superintendent of Police (Bijapur) Avinash Mohanty told IANS over phone.

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