Chhattisgarh police have on Saturday confirmed the killing of at least 30 Maoists in skirmishes with security forces near Botatang and Kishtaram villages in the last two days. Six policemen have also died in fierce gun battles that ensued after troops raided an arms making unit in the dense forest areas of Bastar in South Chhattisgarh.

Bodies of six slain Maoists have been brought to Konta. However, other bodies are likely to be shifted to Dantewada district head quarters.