Security Forces kill 14 Naxals in an encounter near Sukma, weapons seized

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The security forces in Chhattisgarh killed at least 14 Maoists in an encounter on August 6 near Sukma’s Konta and Golapalli police station limits. The security forces have recovered 16 weapons and several firearms from the killed insurgents.

Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P reportedly said the gunbattle took place this morning in a forest area in south Sukma, around 500 km from Raipur and bodies of 14 naxals have been recovered from the encounter site.

The security forces are continuing with their search operation in order to check the presence of more Naxals around the encounter site.

Earlier this month, the Chhattisgarh Police said that Maoists had released a pamphlet claiming that they lost 247 of their cadres in encounters with security forces over the last two years.

More details are awaited.