Two naxals eliminated by security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada; weapons, incriminating material recovered
Two naxals were eliminated by a joint team of DRG and Special Task Force in Dantewada's Gonderas jungle after a brief exchange of fire on Wednesday. As per last reports in, bodies of naxals were recovered.
One INSAS rifle and one 12 Bore weapon with ammunition and other incriminating materials were recovered.
"District Reserve Guard female commandos ‘Danteshwari Ladake’ also took part in this encounter," ANI quoted SP Dantewada Abhishek Pallava as saying.
In Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, 30 women including surrendered Naxals cadres or wives of surrendered cadres were recruited in the only woman DRG platoon.
The patrolling team was moving through Gonderas, located along the border of Dantewada-Sukma districts, when a group of the ultras fired at them, leading to the gun-battle, he said.
After the exchange of fire stopped, bodies of two Maoists, including a woman, were recovered from the spot along with an Insas rifle and a 12 bore gun, the DIG said. Besides, some ammunition, Maoist literature, items of daily use and other Naxal-related material were also seized from the spot, he said.
Those killed are yet to be identified, he said. The incident took place around 450-km from state capital Raipur.
"No harm was reported to the security personnel in the gunfight. Search operation is underway in the area," he added.
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