Police-Naxals face off in Chhattisgarh forest; huge cache of arms seized

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Narayanpur: A gun battle broke out between police forces and Naxals at two different places of Narayanpur district in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Sukla informed. However, no casualties for both sides has been reported so far.

The police forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Toke-Kodenar area and Dhurbeda-Bukud in Narayanpur district today.

According to reports, the gun fight erupted after the Naxals opened fire on police forces while they were conducting a search operation. In retaliation, the forces opened fire following which the Naxals fled the spot taking advantage of dense forest.

As many as 327 bore rifles, INSAS magazines and ammunition were recovered from the spot.

 

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