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Chhattisgarh: 2 Naxals killed in encounter

April 18, 2019 09:49

Two Naxals were killed in an encounter with District Reserve Guard in the forests of Dhanikarka under Kuakonda police station limits on Thursday.

The incident comes amidst polling in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Chhattisgarh, namely Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund. 

The state has a total of 11 Lok Sabha seats, out of which Bastar Lok Sabha constituency voted in the first phase of elections. 

Voters had exercised their franchise in Naxal-affected regions of Dantewada and Sukma amid heavy security on April 11.

During the first phase of polling, a joint party of the Indo Tibetan Border Police and Chhattisgarh Police came under a Naxal ambush in the early hours of the day while on their way to a polling booth.

Rest of the 7 Parliamentary constituencies in Chhattisgarh will vote on April 23.

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