12 Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, May 10 : At least 12 Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday, Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai said.
The gunfight took place in the forest near Pidia village under Gangaloor police station limits when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation, police had said earlier.
"The exchange of fire in Gangaloor area has ended. Our security forces have achieved a major success as the bodies of 12 Maoists have been recovered so far," the chief minister told reporters.
He congratulated the security forces and senior officials for the operation.