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Two Maoist killed in encounter in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

The gun-battle took place in Narkasa forest area, located around 170 km from here, when commandos of C-60, a specialised anti-Maoist unit of Maharashtra police, were combing the area.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2019 14:29 IST
Press Trust of India
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Anti-Naxal unit of Maharashtra police conducting an anti-Naxal operation.
Anti-Naxal unit of Maharashtra police conducting an anti-Naxal operation.(HT File Photo( Representational Image))
         

Two Maoist were killed in an encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday morning, a police official said.

The gun-battle took place in Narkasa forest area, located around 170 km from here, when commandos of C-60, a specialised anti-Maoist unit of Maharashtra police, were combing the area, he said.

On specific information, the security men went to the forest area and were conducting an anti-Maoist operation when the exchange of fire took place between the two sides, the police spokesperson said.

“Two Naxals were killed in the skirmish,” he said, adding that the deceased were yet to be identified.

A large number of daily use items were recovered from the spot, he said.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Sep 15, 2019 14:29 IST

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