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Exchange of fire between C-60 commandos and Maoists in Gadchiroli

ANI | Updated: May 20, 2019 19:33 IST

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra) [India], May 20 (ANI): An exchange of fire took place in the early hours of Monday morning between a team of C-60 commandos and Maoists in Koparshi forest within the limits of Koti police station in south Gadchiroli.
No casualty was reported in the firing incident as Maoists escaped from the spot sensing mounting pressure of the commandos of C-60 which has been tasked with countering Maoist violence.
Further details are awaited in this regard.
Fifteen police personnel and a driver had lost their lives in a landmine blast triggered by the Naxals in Gadchroli last month.
A private vehicle carrying the 15 policemen, who were part of Quick Reaction Team (QRT) and the driver, was en-route from Kurkheda Police Station in Gadchiroli to PS Burada in north Gadchiroli when it was ambushed on its way at around 12:30 pm. (ANI)