Two Maoists shot dead in Chhattisgarh

December 16th, 2008 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Two Maoist guerrillas were shot dead Tuesday in Chhattisgarh after a brief gun battle with security forces, officials said.The gun fight broke out in a forested stretch of Narayanpur district in the state’s southern trouble-torn Bastar region when a patrolling police squad challenged the armed insurgents.

Officials at police headquarters here said two rebels were shot dead on the spot while several other rebels were injured but they managed to sneak into nearby thick forested area.

The police have recovered a hand grenade and a loaded gun from the dead Maoists.

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