Five Naxals suspected killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 00:08

Nagpur: At least five to six Naxalites are
suspected to have been killed or injured in an exchange of
fire took place at Pomke Tadgaon in Bhamragarah taluka in
Gadchiroli district this morning, police said.

A group of Naxalites opened indiscriminate firing on a
police party, which retaliated the attack, they said.

The encounter lasted for about half an hour and police
recovered three self loading guns, two grenades and some Naxal
material from the spot after Naxals fled, they said.

Police also found blood stains at the spot and are
suspecting that at least five to six Naxalites either might
have been killed or injured during the encounter.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 00:08

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