Naxal killed in Gadchiroli encounter

Published: Feb 05, 2018, 22:09 IST | PTI

A naxal was killed in an encounter with the police today in a forest area in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district during the day-long bandh called by ultras in the Dandkaranya region

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A naxal was killed in an encounter with the police today in a forest area in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district during the day-long bandh called by ultras in the Dandkaranya region.

The incident occurred in Etapalli area at around 3 P.M when ultras opened fire at a patrolling team of C-60 commandos, the Gadchiroli Police said in a release. "After the gun battle, the Maoists fled while leaving the body of a male ultra behind," it said. An 8 MM rifle and articles of daily use of naxals were recovered from the spot, according to the release.

Police are trying to identify the slain naxal.

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