New Delhi, April 23: At least six Maoists were killed in an encounter in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, a news agency ANI reported. According to reports claimed that encounter took place between Damrancha and Rajaram Khanla. More details are awaited in the incident. The operation is underway

A total of 14 Naxals were killed in an encounter by the Gadchiroli police near Tadgaon Village in Maharashtra on Sunday. The gun-battle took place at around  11 AM between the Naxals and the C-60 commandos. Deputy Inspector General of Police Ankush Shinde of Gadchiroli range had confirmed the casualties.

As per the reports, the number of woman Naxals killed in the encounter is yet to be known. Earlier this year, 17 Maoists were gunned down by the cops.  On April 3, Sunil Kulmethe, a member of the South Gadchiroli Division was shot dead by the police in Sironcha Rahul region.

In 2017, a total number of 19 Naxalites were killed in an encounter region at Gadchiroli. The highest Naxal deaths till now in the above-said region is seven and the number was double in 2013 Korchi tahsil and 2017 in Sironcha tahsil, claims a report published in The Indian Express.