3 CPI (Maoist) Cadres Killed In Encounter With Security Forces In Dantewada District

Dantewada District, December 24, 2023: Three cadres of the CPI (Maoist) were killed in a firefight with security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday, a police official announced to the press today.

The skirmish occurred on a hill near Dabbakunna village under Katekalyan police station limits when a joint team of security personnel was out on an anti-Maoist operation at around 5:30 p.m., Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) P. Sundarraj told PTI.

Security personnel belonging to the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Bastar Fighters, both units of the State police, had launched the operation from Tumakpal police camp towards Dabbakunna along the Dantewada-Sukma inter-district boundary, he said.

The exchange of fire took place on the forested hill between Tumakpal and Dabbakunna. After the firing stopped, the bodies of three Maoists, clad in uniform, were recovered from the spot, the IG declared.

The three slain Maoists belong to the Darbha Division of the CPI (Maoist), according to the IG, adding that a search operation is under way in the area of the encounter.

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