Naxalite killed in an encounter

NC Network

A Naxalite was killed on Saturday during an encounter with security forces at a village market in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. 

The encounter took place when a police jawan was attacked by a groupof Naxals leaving him injured. 

At the Cherpal village under Bijapur police station limits when a team of security personnel was patrolling to ensure protection to the weekly market held there, the gunfight took place. 

A small action team of Naxalites attacked the jawan with a sharp-edged weapons which left him injured. This provoked his colleagues to open fire on the Naxalities. 

The market was about 450 km away from Raipur, the state capital and a large number of villagers were presnt n the market. 

In the exchange of bullets one naxal was killed and others managed to escape. 

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