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Seven Naxalites killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seven Naxalites were killed in an encounter with the security personnel on Thursday in the border area of Bijapur district in Chhatisgarh.The joint team of security personnel was engaged in an anti-Naxal operation when the encounter took place. SP Prabhat Kumar confirmed that seven Naxalites in 'Maoist uniform' had been gunned down so far, PTI reported.The operation was started based on intelligence about the presence of cadres from the Maoists' Indravati Area Committee and Platoon No.16. Personnel from various state police units, including the District Reserve Guard from Dantewada, Narayanpur, and Bastar districts, Bastar Fighters, and the Special Task Force, were involved in the operation. Seven firearms have been recovered from the encounter site, and further details are a...