Four naxals were killed in the Dantewada District of Chattisgarh state, early in the morning on Wednesday, when an encounter took place between security personnel and the naxals. The incident left a jawan injured and four naxals dead, including a woman cadre of ‘commandant’ ranking.
According to Dantewada Superintendent of Police, Kamlochan Kashyap, The encounter happened when the joint team of CRPF, District Reserve Group and STF was out on an Anti-Maoist operation in the hilly village area of Dabba-Kunna. The operation was launched by security forces, based on specific inputs, with the motive of flushing out the ultras hiding in the dense forests around Dabba and Kunna villages in Dantewada district.
The two villages lie on top of a hill at the border of Dantewada and Sukma Districts and is surrounded by dense forests. The security personnel were yet to begin their search for the naxals, when a group of armed naxals opened fire at them after which, the gunfight started which killed the Maoists. A District Reserve Group Jawan was injured in the incident.
A search of the area after the encounter helped security forces retrieve seven firearms and a Huge cache of Naxal-related items.