Two Naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

Forest officials and the army are working to douse the fire.

Two Naxals were killed in an encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday (September 15) 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-Naxal 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-Naxal 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.

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