Mumbai, May 25 : At least six Naxalites are suspected to have been killed in a shootout with police near Kasampalli village in Gadchiroli, some 120 km from district headquarter, police said.
Naxalites numbering nearly 60 had camped at Kasampalli in south Gadchiroli when two groups of the C-60 commando units reached there yesterday and launched an offensive, Gadchiroli district superintendent of police, Shirish Jain told newspersons today.
The commandos after noticing the Naxalite camp fired two-inch mortar at the ultras, leading to a large number of casualties in the Naxalite group.
No one from the commando units was injured in the incident although Naxalites retaliated with heavy fire from automatic weapons, the Gadchiroli SP said. (Agencies)