Maharashtra: Commandos kill 13 Maoists in an hour in encounter in Gadchiroli


Team Udayavani, May 21, 2021, 12:12 PM IST

Maharashtra: Thirteen Maoists were killed in an operation carried out by the C-60 commandos in the forest area of Etapalli in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Friday.

The encounter started at around 4 am in Paithi jungles under Kotmi outpost of the district.

Based on specific inputs, the police party, comprising C-60 commandos, had launched a search operation in the forest. The Maoists spotted the police party and opened fire forcing the C-60 commandos to retaliate. The 13 slain maoists were all killed in the retaliatory firing.

Ankit Goyal, Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli, said that the encounter lasted for an hour after which the remaining Maoists escaped into the forest.

A search operation is on in the nearby areas

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