Five Naxalites killed in Ch'garh encounter
Chinese made grenades and other explosives were recovered from their possession, sources said.india Updated: Jul 21, 2006 17:07 IST
Five Naxalites were killed in an encounter with police in Chhattisgarh.
Chinese made grenades and other explosives were recovered from their possession, sources said.
"Police party on Friday recovered five bodies of Naxalites, including that of a commander, after an encounter late on Thursday night in Londra jungle of Usur police station area.
Naxalites attacked a joint police party of state forces and the CRPF when teams of the latter were carrying out a search operation.
The Naxals triggered three landmines blasts and opened fire, which was retaliated by the security forces, the sources added.
The area was searched Friday morning and bodies were recovered. The identity of the Maoists was, however, not revealed.
"Police also recovered a Chinese hand grenade, two land mines, two detonators, one country-made weapon, four petrol bombs and other materials, including Naxalite literature," police said.