RAIPUR: A woman Naxal was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday morning.
According to the police report, the skirmish took place around 6 am at a forest near Dabbakonta village when a joint team of security forces was out on a counter-insurgency operation.
Personnel belonging to the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA-an elite unit of CRPF), Special Task Force and District Reserve Guard were involved in the operation
On spotting a Maoist camp in the forest near Dabbakonta village, located around 500 km from the state capital Raipur, the security men started encircling it.
“An exchange of fire then broke out between the two sides and the rebels soon escaped into the dense forest”, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P said.
As per the report, the body of a woman Naxal clad in uniform and an Insas rifle were recovered during the search of the encounter spot, however, the killed rebel was yet to be identified.
According to the report, some items of daily use and a huge cache of other Naxal-related material were also seized from their camp.
The search operation was still underway in the area.
With inputs from PTI