Two Women Naxals Killed In Encounter

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Mumbai: Two women Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with police commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Monday morning, a police official said.

The gun battle broke out between the ultras and C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, in Nihalkay forest area under Dhanora taluka around 8.30 am, Gadchiroli’s Additional Superintendent of Police Mahendra Pandit said.

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The commandos were on an anti-Naxal operation in the area since Sunday night, he said.

“The exchange of fire continued for about half-an-hour. Later, during a search, bodies of two armed women Naxals were found,” Pandit said.

The combing operation was on in the area, he added.