Three Maoists killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

Chattisgarh, three Maoists were killed in an encounter with Sashstra Seema Bal- SBB in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region today.

Police said the SSB team was deployed in the area to provide security for construction of Raughat railway line project. The security forces had an encounter with the Maoists after they triggered a blast to target the forces. The encounter lasted for about half an hour.

After the gun-battle, the security forces found bodies of three Maoists, including a woman. Three rifles were also recovered from the encounter spot.  A constable of SSB was injured during the encounter.

Meanwhile, five Maoists have surrendered before the police in Dantewada district. One of the surrendered Maoist was carrying a reward of Rs three lakh on his head.

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