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Gunbattle between police, Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

An encounter took place between security forces and Naxals in district of when a polling party was returning Thursday evening, police said.

The Naxal-affected district also witnessed IED blasts at two other places since morning.

The skirmish took place at Tumdikasa near Murumgaon Area Operation Post of state police around 4 pm when a team of election officials, CRPF and police was returning, after the voting was over, on foot, an said.

Before the polling party could reach the police post, a group of Naxals opened fire, and CRPF and police personnel retaliated, he said.

The Naxals fled after some time, and no casualties were reported.

Gadchiroli-Chimur was among the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in where polling took place Thursday.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:10 IST