20 March 2017

News Story: Indian police kills 6 Naxals in Chhattisgarh gunfight

NEW DELHI, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Six Naxals were killed and two policemen wounded Saturday in a fierce gunfight in India's central state of Chhattisgarh, police said.

The gunfight broke out at Dantewada district, about 350 km south of Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh.

"Today six armed insurgents were killed in Dantewada district," a police official said. "The District Reserve Group (DRG) of police was on a search operation in Burgum- Toyapara hills near Aranpur of southern Bastar region when the maoists fired upon them this afternoon. The team responded swiftly and has succeeded in killing at least six Naxals."

Police officials claim they have recovered three bodies and three assault rifles from the spot.

According to police, the two DRG Jawans were removed to the nearest medical facility for treatment.

Reports said paramilitary reinforcements were rushed to the area and stand-off was going on between Naxals and policemen when the last reports poured in.

Read the full story at Xinhua