Thursday, September 16, 2021

Security forces kill 13 Maoists in an encounter in Maharashtra

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The security forces have killed thirteen Maoists in an operation carried out in the forest area of Etapalli in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Friday. The operation was conducted with the assistance of C-60 commandos. A security official said “the encounter lasted for an hour after which the remaining Maoists escaped into the forest.”

To locate the escaped Maoists a search operation has been going on in the nearby areas of Gadchiroli district. The security official further added “Based on specific inputs, the police party, comprising C-60 commandos, had launched a search operation in the forest, however, the Maoists spotted the police party and opened fire forcing the C-60 commandos to retaliate. The 13 slain Maoists were all killed in the retaliatory firing.”

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