Maoist killed in fierce encounter near Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border: Left wing extremism

Although the commandos received no casualty, they narrowly escaped as Maoists were using weapons like AK-47 and other light machine guns (LMGs). One bullet even pierced a commando's backpack.

A Maoist was killed by security forces on Monday during an encounter in the dense jungles of Abujhmad, once considered a Maoist stronghold. It is located near the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border.
A company of C60 commandos in Gadchiroli police received intel that the central committee leader of Maoists, Sanu alias Bhulayi, set up a camp in the Abujhmad area and was planning to attack security forces.
Intel received by the Gadchiroli police showed that the camp set up by Sonu was around 40 kilometres deep into the forest, further than the last Laheri outpost on Maharashtra-Chattisgarh border.
The encounter broke out between C60 commandos and Maoists when there were returning from patrol. A fierce gun battle followed. After hours of exchanging gunfire, commandoes managed to kill one Maoist.
Although the commandos received no casualty, they narrowly escaped as Maoists were using weapons like AK-47 and light machine guns (LMGs). One bullet even pierced a commando's backpack.
The Maoists, however, managed to retreat along with the deceased cadre from the spot.
Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawade from Gadchiroli police appreciated the efforts of commandos and team leader Additional Superintendent of Police Ajaykumar Bansal in thwarting the attack by Maoists.
Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/maoist-killed-in-fierce-encounter-near-maharashtra-chhattisgarh-border-1647398-2020-02-17

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