14 Naxals killed in encounter near Sukma in Chhattisgarh

Adarsh Rout: 14 suspected Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday morning, PTI reported. Sixteen weapons were recovered, DM Awasthi, the special director general of police (anti-Maoist operations), told the Hindustan Times.

The encounter took place in the Mika Tong forest under Konta police station limits in south Sukma. Search operations are under way. There have been at least two encounters in the first week of August itself in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Raman Singh had appealed to Naxals to surrender and join the mainstream warning that the security forces were ready to “finish” them. Singh said that due to the action by security forces, the state was heading in the direction of finishing the Naxal menace.

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