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26 Maoists including top rebel commander killed in Gadchiroli, claims Maharashtra police

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NAGPUR/RAIPUR: As many as 26* Maoists were killed in an 'encounter' with the Maharashtra police on November 14. 

Top Maoist leaders including Milind Teltumbde were killed in this cross-fire. The encounter took place at Gadchiroli. 

Milind was the central committee member of the CPI (Maoist) and he was also the in-charge of the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh confluence (MMC) zone of Maoists.

The police said that the he carried a bounty of ₹50 lakh. Six among the outlaws found dead, were women. The encounter took place at Mardintola forest in the eastern part of Maharashtrathat is close to border of Chhattisgarh. After the encounter, the bodies of outlaws were found. 

Some C 60 Commandos were also injured and were rushed for treatment. However, this is supposed to be a major setback for the Maoists in the region. Weapons were also recovered from the spot. *In fact, a day later, another body of an outlaw was found, taking the number of deaths to 27. 

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