7 Maoists Including 5 Women Killed In Encounter In Gadchiroli

The patrolling team was cordoning-off the forest patch the Chhattisgarh border when the exchange of fire took place between the the security forces and the maoists, official said.

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7 Maoists Including 5 Women Killed In Encounter In Gadchiroli

The C-60 force comprising 60 police personnel was constituted in 1992 to contain the maoist menace

Gadchiroli:  Seven Maoists, including five women, were gunned down in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district this morning, an official said.

The skirmish took place around 7 am at a forest in Kalled village, about 15 kms north of Zinganoor outpost in Sironcha tehsil of Gadchiroli, when a squad of C-60 commandos (Maharashtra police's special anti-Maoist unit) was out on anti-Maoist operation, a senior police official told PTI.

The patrolling team was cordoning-off the forest patch near Kalled, which borders neighbouring Chhattisgarh, when the exchange of fire took place between the two sides, he said.

"Seven Maoists, including five women, were killed in the encounter while some weapons were also recovered from the spot," the official said.

The bodies of Maoists were being retrieved from the forest, he said adding the rebels were yet to be identified. 

A search operation was underway in the area, police said.

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