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14 Maoists killed by security forces in an encounter in Chhattisgarh, 16 weapons recovered

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 August 2018, 13:11 IST

14 Maoists killed by security forces in an encounter in Chhattisgarh, 16 weapons recovered, reported news agency ANI.

The gunfight broke out between naxals and security forces at a forest between Gollapalli and Konta at Sukma, some 390 kilometres from state capital Raipur. Personnel from the District Reserve Guard, the paramilitary CRPF and the Special Task Force engaged over 200 Maoists in the fierce gun battle, the police said.

Sixteen assault rifles belonging to the naxals have been recovered from the area. The security forces are sweeping the area to check for any remaining Maoists, the police said.

 

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First published: 6 August 2018, 12:47 IST
 
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