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5 ultras killed in anti-Naxal operation in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra | India News

NAGPUR: Five naxals were killed Monday morning in a police operation against rebels in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, a senior police official said.
The anti-Naxal operation is still underway, he said.
“Five naxals were killed in the operation in the Khobramenda forest area in Gadchiroli,” the official said.
On Saturday, district police seized a rifle and three pressure cooker bombs that the Naxals allegedly planned to use to ambush security forces, an official previously said.
Acting on the basis of an information about the rebels gathering in large numbers in a forest here against the background of the ‘Naxal week’ being observed by them, the C-60 commandos of the Gadchiroli police had carried out an operation antinaxal on Saturday in the Hetalkasa forest area.
About 60 to 70 ultras had opened fire on the C-60 commandos, a specialized anti-naxal unit, after which security personnel retaliated, police said.
After shooting from both sides for about an hour, the rebels had fled the scene, leaving their belongings behind.

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