Commandos and naxals exchanged fire Monday in jungle in Gadchiroli

Nagpur: 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).

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