C-60 commando injured in Naxal encounter

CHANDRAPUR: A C-60 commando was injured in an encounter with Naxals inside Nalgonda jungles along the Maharahstra-Chhattisgarh border, under Bhamragad tehsil, in Gadchiroli on Tuesday evening.

On receiving a tip-off about a Naxal camp, C-60 commandos launched a combing operation in the area. At around 5pm fierce gun-battle broke out between C-60 forces and the Naxals which lasted for around 25 minutes.

C-60 commando Raju Gedam was injured in a mine blast. Cops claimed that Gedam was rushed to Gadchiroli civil hospital after a splinter struck Gedam’s left hand.

During the search operation, cops found out multiple blood stains in the area suggesting that a few Naxalites might have been injured too.

Two claymore mines, a pipe-bomb, wire, detonator and other material used by the Naxals were recovered. After the incident, additional forces have been deployed to carry out search operations and trace the injured Naxals, police sources said.


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