26 Maoists killed in encounter with police in Maharashtra

26 Maoists killed in encounter with police in Maharashtra

In a major development, at least 26 Maoists were killed during a fierce encounter with Maharashtra Police in dense forests near Dhanora in Gadchiroli district, Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Ankit Goel said.

“Around 26 Naxalites have been eliminated in encounters at several places by various security forces in the area. Three security personnel have also been injured in the cross firing. They have been taken to Nagpur and admitted to a local hospital for treatment. ” Goyal told IANS.

Goel said the encounter that began in the early hours of Saturday in the dense forest of Kolgut-Dandat continued till evening, in which at least 26 Maoists were killed, while three security personnel were also injured.

According to preliminary reports received at the Gadchiroli district headquarters, the encounter was with a dalam of the banned CPI (Maoist) and commandos of the C-60 unit of the anti-Naxal operation.

Now, a massive search operation has also been launched to locate more bodies of the slain extremists.



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