A commando of an elite anti-Naxal force was killed and two policemen were injured while fighting the ultras during an exchange of fire in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district on Thursday morning, said the police.
A commando of the C-60 battalion, Chinna Menta, was killed in the clash when a group of Naxals attacked a police patrol party at Nargond in Bhamragarh taluk in the district, said Additional Superintendent of Police (operations) Rahul Sheth.
He said the police found bodies of two Naxals from the encounter site. The injured have been brought to the Gadchiroli civil hospital for treatment, said Sheth.
A chopper, which was sent to the encounter site, has brought the body of Menta to Gadchiroli, he said.
Sheth said that the two Naxals appeared to be senior cadres and the police have recovered ammunition from them.
Another police party was also engaged with Naxalites in Tadgaon area in the district and details are awaited, he said.