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Three naxals killed in encounter in Gadchiroli


Nagpur : Three naxals were today killed in an encounter with security forces at Venkatapur area on Maharashtra-Telangana border, police said.

The incident took place in the early hours when a group of naxals opened fire on a police patrol party from the C-60 squad in Kollapally forests of Venkatpur area in Aheri taluka of Gadchiroli district, an officer in the Naxal cell told PTI.

The security forces promptly retaliated, killing three of them, he said.

The bodies have been recovered and are being brought to the district headquarters, he said. Further details are awaited.

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