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7 Maoists killed in gun battle

Seven Maoists were killed in a two-hour long gun battle with Maharashtra police on the border the state shares with Chhattisgarh, a top official said on Tuesday.

This was a major success for Maharashtra police in their counter-insurgency operations in the Vidarbha region’s Gadchiroli district which has been a Maoist stronghold for years.

The gun battle took place in the deep forests of Bedhkati area near the Gadchiroli-Gondia border around 11.30 p.m. late Monday, said Gadchiroli superintendent of police S Haque.
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