Chhattisgarh: Two Naxals killed in Sukma

Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov 12 (ANI): An hour after the first phase of polling in Chhattisgarh ended, two Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces here on Monday. Two rifles were also recovered from their possession. At around 6 pm, the gunfight started between District Reserve Guards (DRG) Sukma and Naxals near Mudwal. Initial reports indicated that the Naxals of military platoon formation were planning to attack the security forces returning from area domination. However, alertness of the security forces averted a major incident. Earlier in the day, three CoBRA personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) suffered bullet wounds in a gun battle with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Majiguda village. The first phase of Assembly elections began today for 18 seats, out of which 12 are Scheduled Tribe seats while one is a Scheduled Caste-reserved seat. The remaining 72 constituencies in the state will go to polls on November 20. The result of the assembly polls will be announced on December 11.
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