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CRPF jawan killed, 2 others injured in encounter with Maoists in Maharashtra

A gunfight broke out between a joint team of the CRPF and Maharashtra Police and Maoists near the Dhanora village of the district

india Updated: Nov 27, 2017 15:55 IST
Press Trust of India
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CRPF jawan,Maoists,Gadchiroli district
It is estimated that a good number of Maoists have also been hit during the encounter.(PTI File Photo)

A CRPF jawan was killed while two others were injured in an encounter with Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, officials said on Monday.

A gunfight broke out between a joint team of the CRPF and Maharashtra Police and Maoists near the Dhanora village of the district when the troops were out on operation on Sunday.

The first encounter broke out at about 5:40pm on Sunday and it was followed by another one at about 8pm.

Constable Manjunath Jakkanavar of the 113th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force was killed in the encounter while two other men of the same unit suffered injuries, they said.

Manjunath hailed from Karnataka’s Dharwad district, they said adding reinforcements are in the jungle area for combing operations.

It is estimated that a good number of Maoists have also been hit during the encounter, they added.

First Published: Nov 27, 2017 12:07 IST