Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a shootout with security forces in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district early on Friday, police said.
The incident took place around 6.30 a.m. in a forest near Timenar village along the border of Bijapur and Dantewada districts when a joint team of the District Reserve Guard and Special Task Force were out on an anti-Maoist operation.
The area is located around 450 km from the state capital Raipur.
Additional police forces were rushed to the spot after the incident and eight bodies of Maoists were recovered. "Four of the dead Maoists are women."
Five weapons, including two Insas rifles, were also recovered from the site.
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