A Quick Response Team (QRT) of the Gadchiroli Police gunned down a naxal in an encounter in Tadpalli forest area last evening.
"The incident took place between 4.30 PM to 5 PM when the QRT team was conducting a combing operation in the Tadapalli forest area," the Gadchiroli Police said in a release issued today.
It said the naxals opened fire on troopers who retaliated.
The QRT found the body of a naxal when they conducted a search operation after the ultras fled the spot.
Police also recovered a 0.303 rifle and four cartridges from the spot.
"The deceased naxal is yet to be identified," the release said.
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