10 maoists killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

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At least 10 Maoists were killed on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.

The encounter took place around 11 am in a forest when a team of security forces was out on an anti-Maoists operation, officials said.

The encounter happened in Bhairamgarh police station area with a joint operation of the Special Task Force (STF) and the District Reserve Guard (DRG).

Search operation is underway.

More details are awaited.