Maharashtra police gun down two women Naxalites in Gadchiroli, recover weapons

Nagpur: The police in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district on Wednesday claimed to have killed two women Naxals in Yengao area on Chhattisgarh border.

Representative image. PTI

Representative image. PTI

A police team conducting an anti-Naxal operation in Yengao forest came under attack from the rebels on Tuesday morning, an official release said.

In a heavy exchange of fire that followed, two women Naxals were killed, it said.

Identity of the slain cadres was yet to be established, it added.

Ration items, including rice and oil, besides a cache of torches and batteries and large amount of weapons were recovered from their possession, he added.

On Monday, the Gadchiroli police had claimed to have killed a woman Naxal in Ranwahi forest in the district.

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 15:32 PM

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