Five Maoists killed in gun battle on Saturday in Chhattisgarh

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Five Maoists guerrillas were killed in a gun battle on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police said on Saturday. Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena told IANS: "The gun battle between the Maoists and the police took place around 5.30 p.m. on Friday near Becha village on the broders of the Narayanpur and Bijapur." "It was a joint operation carried out by the District Reserve Guards (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) of the police," Meena said, adding, "The gunbattle lasted for over two hours". A .315 rifle and three 12 bore rifles were recovered. "We suspect that there would be five-six more casualties on their side, as per the blood spots available in the forest area," Meena added.

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