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14 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
March 18, 2008 11:53 IST
Last Updated: March 18, 2008 15:31 IST
Fourteen Naxals, including four Naxal commanders, were killed during an encounter with police near Pamed in Chhattisgarh's tribal-dominated Bijapur district adjoining Andhra Pradesh early today, police sources said.
The encounter took place at a hill near Talperu river in Dharmavaram village, five kilometres from Pamed adjoining Andhra Pradesh.
About 700 police personnel from both states including about 250-300 jawans from Andhra Pradesh's 'Greyhound' police took part in the four-hour-long encounter with about 80-90 ultras. Chhattisgarh's Special Task Force personnel jawans also took part.
Two A K 47 rifles, four SLRs and three 303 guns were seized. The bodies of slain ultras were being taken to Pamed.