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Maharashtra: 3 Maoists killed in Gadchiroli encounter

The incident took place in the early hours when a group of Maoists opened fire on a police patrol party from the C-60 squad in Kollapally forests of Venkatpur area in Aheri taluka of Gadchiroli district

india Updated: Jun 19, 2016 14:54 IST
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Security forces gunned down three suspected Maoists in an encounter in Gadchiroli district near Maharashtra-Telangana border
Security forces gunned down three suspected Maoists in an encounter in Gadchiroli district near Maharashtra-Telangana border(File Photo)

Three suspected Maoists were killed on Sunday in an encounter with security forces at Venkatapur area on Maharashtra-Telangana border, police said.

The incident took place in the early hours when a group of Maoists opened fire on a police patrol party from the C-60 squad in Kollapally forests of Venkatpur area in Aheri taluka of Gadchiroli district, an officer told PTI.

The security forces promptly retaliated, killing three of them, he said.

The bodies have been recovered and are being brought to the district headquarters, he said.

Further details are awaited.