Two Naxals killed in an encounter on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border

Gadchiroli: Two Naxals were "gunned down" by police in an encounter on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border near Gadchiroli on Sunday evening.

Two Naxals killed in an encounter on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border

Representational image. PTI

Personnel from Anti-Naxal Squad of the district police were on a combing operation in Kasansur area when a group of armed Maoists hiding in the forest suddenly opened fire at them at around 5.30 pm. The policemen immediately returned fire, killing two of them, an official release here said.

The other rebels, however fled, taking cover in the thick forest, it said, adding, two 303 rifles and naxal material were recovered from the encounter site located on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border.

Police, however, did not give the names of the slain ultras.

Anti-naxal operations have been intensified in the area, it said.

PTI

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Updated Date: Mar 21, 2016 08:28:20 IST

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