5 Maoists killed in gunfight in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR, Aug 24: Five Maoists were killed in an encounter inside the jungles of Abujhmad in Naryanpur district of Bastar region on Saturday morning, police said.
This is the second major encounter this month after seven other left rebels were killed in Rajnandgaon district on August 3.
Police said that an automatic rifle and other weapons have been seized from the site of the encounter, about 250 km south of Raipur.
Two jawans of Chhattisgarh police also sustained bullet injuries in the encounter.
"A team of Chhattisgarh police, on specific input raided a Maoist camp in Dhurveda jungles, about 19 km from Orchha in Naryanpur. The Maoists started firing and the encounter continued for about 90 minutes," said Director General of Police (DGP) DM Awasthi. -PTI