Chhattisgarh: 2 Naxals killed in encounter in Dantewada

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Two Naxals were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh in early hours of Wednesday, police said.

The exchange of fire took place around 5 am in the morning, between Naxals and a joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) in Gonderas jungle.

According to the sources, bodies of two Naxals, a man and a woman, were recovered from the site of encounter. An INSAS rifle and a 12-bore weapon with ammunition and other incriminating items were also recovered.

There were no reports of casualties from the security forces. However, a search operation is underway in the area.