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CRPF jawan killed, two others injured in encounter

CRPF jawan killed, two others injured in encounter
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A CRPF jawan was killed while two others were injured in an encounter with Naxals in Maharashtra-'s Gadchiroli district, officials said on Monday.

GADCHIROLI: A CRPF jawan was killed while two others were injured in an encounter with Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, officials said on Monday.

A gunfight broke out between a joint team of the CRPF and Maharashtra Police and Naxalites near the Dhanora village of the district when the troops were out on operation on Sunday.The first encounter broke out at about 5.40pm on Sunday and it was followed by another one at about 8pm.Constable Manjunath Jakkanavar of the 113th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force was killed in the encounter while two other men of the same unit suffered injuries, they said.

Manjunath hailed from Karnataka's Dharwad district, they said adding that reinforcements are in the jungle area for combing operations.

It is estimated that a good number of Naxalites have also been hit during the encounter, they added.

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