Left wing extremism : 8 Naxals, Including 3 Women, Killed In Encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District
A total of 8 Naxals, including 3 women were killed in an encounter with security forces on Thursday in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said.
According to reports, the encounter took place around 6 AM in the forest near Timinar and Pusnar villages along the border of Bijapur and Dantewada districts.
Based on intelligence input, a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) were conducting an anti-Maoist operation, Chhattisgarh's Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P said to PTI. He added that the anti-Maoist operation had been launched from the forest along the border of the Bijapur and Dantewada districts.
The exchange of fire between the Naxals and the security forces broke out when the security forces were cordoning off jungles of Timinar and Pusnar villages in Bijapur, around 450 km away from the state capital of Raipur.
“After guns fell silent, bodies of seven Naxals, including three women, were recovered from the spot,” the DIG said.
In addition, 2 Insas rifles, two .303 rifles, one 12 bore gun and a few muzzle-loading guns were also recovered from the spot.
Recently, on July 15, a total of 2 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed, and 1 was injured after Naxals attacked a BSF platoon in the Partapur police station limits in Chhattisgarh's Kanker.
According to reports, the Naxals opened fire on a BSF platoon at the Partapur police station limits around 3:45 AM on Sunday as the jawans were returning from an ambush investigation and got involved into a crossfire with the Naxals.