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Chhattisgarh : Two Maoist commanders killed

Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh), June 29 : Two Maoist commanders have been gunned down in Chhattisgarh’s  Rajnandgaon district, police said on Thursday.

Superintendent of Police, Rajnandgaon, Prashant Aggarwal told IANS,  the Maoists – Raju, a resident of Bijapur, and Nandu, a resident of Sukma, were killed in a encounter on Wednesday evening in Gandai Police Station area.

“The police received information on Wednesday evening about the presence of Maoists in the forest in Gandai area. The police and STF team immediately left in search of the Maoists,” said Aggarwal.

“The security forces found them in the forest in Suktara, around 12 km from Gandai. The team laid a siege and began firing. Two Maoists were shot dead in the encounter that lasted for half an hour,” he further said.

Raju was carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head while Nandu was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, Aggarwal added.

One pistol, five cartridges, one .315 bore rifle, one walkie-talkie, Maoist uniform and other material were seized from the spot, he added.

Wefornews Bureau 

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