In Chhattisgarh, 29 Maoists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Kanker district of Bastar division yesterday. Three jawans of Border Security Force-BSF, including an inspector, have been injured in this gun battle.

This is the biggest encounter so far against Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The joint team of Border Security Force and District Reserve Guard was on a search operation on the basis of intelligence inputs about the presence of Maoists in this area. The encounter between security forces and Maoists took place this afternoon in the forest of Hapatola under Chhotabethia police station area

of Kanker district in Bastar division. 

The firing lasted for about two and a half hours. A large number of Maoists have been killed in this encounter. So far, bodies of 29 Maoists have been recovered from the spot. In the exchange of fire, three jawans of BSF, including an inspector, were also injured. The injured are being airlifted to capital Raipur for better treatment.

About fifteen arms, including AK-Forty Seven, SLR, Carbine and INSAS rifle, have been recovered from the spot. Search operation is going on in the area.

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