2 naxals killed, 6 injured in Maharashtra
The Maharashtra police claimed a major success on Sunday morning, killing at least two naxals and injuring around six others in an encounter with the security forces in Gadchiroli district.
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra ), Sep 15: The Maharashtra police claimed a major success on Sunday morning, killing at least two naxals and injuring around six others in an encounter with the security forces in Gadchiroli district.
The police have recovered automatic rifles along with the bodies of the slain naxals. Search operations are underway.
The operation began after the security forces received specific intelligence inputs regarding the hideout of a naxal commander called Bhaskar.
The police suspect that Bhaskar, who is is one of the masterminds of the May 1 attack on police personnel, has been injured in the operation.
The police had neutralised his wife in April.
At least six naxals were killed in three separate encounters with the police in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region on Friday night and Saturday.
Deputy Inspector General Sundarraj P told PTI that the encounters took place in Sukma, Bijapur and Dantewada districts.
Of these, three naxals were killed in Sukma district on Saturday evening when an encounter took place in a forest near Tadmetla-Mukram nullah under Chintalnar police station area, around 500 km from Raipur.
Sundarraj informed that a team of the police's District Reserve Guard (DRG) had carried out the operation following information that the naxals had dug up a road near Tadmetla.
Deepak Dubey, News24
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