One commando, two Naxals killed in Gadchiroli

Nagpur, May 19: A commando of an elite anti-Naxal force was killed and two policemen were injured while fighting the ultras, two of whom also died, during an exchange of fire in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district this morning, police said.

A commando of the C-60 battalion, Chinna Menta, was killed in the clash when a group of naxalites attacked a police patrol party at Nargond in Bhamragarh taluk in the district, Additional SP (operations) Rahul Sheth told PTI.

He said police found bodies of two Naxals from the encounter site. The injured have been brought to the Gadchiroli Civil hospital for treatment, Sheth told PTI.

A chopper, which was sent to the encounter site, has brought the body of Menta to Gadchiroli, he said.

Sheth said that the two Naxals killed appeared to be senior cadres and police have recovered pouches of AK-47 ammunition from them.

Another police party was also engaged with Naxalites in Tadgaon area in the district and details are awaited, he said.


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