Naxals, commandos exchange fire in Gadchiroli

Naxals, commandos exchange fire in Gadchiroli
Naxals, commandos exchange fire in Gadchiroli

Commandos and naxals exchanged fire Monday in jungle in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, more than 140 kms from here, police said.

A team of C-60 commandos of Gadchiroli police came under fire at around 7-7:30 pm while conducting an anti-naxal operation in Koparshi jungle in Bhamragad area, a press release stated.

Police said naxals fled after commandos returned the fire.

A large number of naxal articles were recovered from the spot, it stated.

Earlier this month, 15 police personnel and their driver were killed in Gadchiroli district after naxals triggered a powerful improvised explosive device (IED).