Five bodies of CoBRA personnel recovered from Dantewada forest

September 19th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Dantewada, Sep 19 (ANI): Five more bodies of personnel of the elite anti -Naxal force Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) have been recovered from the Dantewada Forests in Chattisgarh.

A major offensive was launched against the Naxals following specific intelligence inputs about them being present in the forest.

According to CoBRA sources, the bodies of Assistant Commandant Rakesh Chaurasia, a sub-inspector, a head constable and two constables were recovered during a combing operation in the thick forests near Singamadagu.

On Friday, Assistant Commandant Manoranjan Singh was killed during a gunbattle. So far, the death toll has been pegged at six.

Security forces also unearthed an arms manufacturing unit.

Nine Naxals have been killed during Operation red Hunt so far. (ANI)

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