5 Naxals killed in gunfight with cops

Nagpur, October 18

Five Naxals, including four women, were killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday, officials said.

The face-off took place at Kosmi-Kisneli forest around 4 pm, the Gadchiroli SP office said.

“The C-60 commandos of the Gadchiroli police were conducting a combing operation in the forest area in Dhanora taluka, when Naxals opened fire,” it said in a statement.

“However, the Naxals soon fled from the spot after the police team launched a retaliatory attack,” it said. — PTI

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