Gadchiroli: One security personnel injured during an encounter between security forces and naxals in Kondagaon; Injured security personnel being airlifted to Raipur. Seven naxals killed in an encounter between security forces and naxals in Gadchiroli in early morning hours.
The naxalites, part of Sironcha platoon, were camping at the village for last few days. Senior police officials have termed the operation successful claiming to have ‘wiped out entire Sironcha outfit’.
DIG, Naxal range (comprising Gadchiroli and Gondia), Ankush Shinde said an input was received upon which an operation was planned under the supervision of senior officials. “We are in the process of identifying the bodies of the naxalites who were gunned down by the security forces in the fire exchange,” said Shinde. He also added there is a possibility of a senior cadre being put down in the gun-battle.