Two Naxals killed in encounter along Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border

Two Naxals were on Wednesday morning gunned down during an encounter with the Hawk force and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on the Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border, security forces said.

The encounter took place near Supkhar-Motinala near MP’s Mandla and Balaghat, and Chhattisgarh border. The deceased are said to be members of the Kanha Bhoram Dev Committee.

“Acting on a tip off, the CRPF and Hawk force along with district police cordoned off the area in Supkhar and Motinala,” Mandla superintendent of police Yashpal Singh Rajput said.

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“The two were killed during an exchange of fire, while one was injured. The injured Naxal managed to escape. Police are conducting a search operation in the area. There were about 20 Naxals and they shot at security forces, but nobody [from our side] was injured. The two deceased Naxals are yet to be identified, but are believed to be active members of the Kanha Bhoram Dev Committee,” he added.

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