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Naxal killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

A Naxalite was killed today in a police encounter in Murumgaon area of Gadchiroli district, police said.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2009 16:20 IST

A Naxalite was killed today in a police encounter in Murumgaon area of Gadchiroli district, police said.

About 30 to 40 Naxalites opened fire on the police team of C-60 group, who were on a routine patrolling duty, promptly returned fire on them, they said.

The C-60 a specialised Naxal crack team armed with sophisticated weapons were on a routine patrolling when the Naxalites opened fire on the police team on which the crack team fired on the Naxalites killing one of them, police said.

Police recovered the body of a Naxal member, who is yet to be identified, police said.

The encounter lasted for about half an hour, police said, adding, Naxals managed to fled from the scene.