Three Naxalites gunned down in Jharkhand encounter, AK rifles seized

Bodies of three Maoists, 2 AK-47 rifles and some ammunition have been recovered by the security forces.

Published: 18th July 2019 05:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2019 05:45 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

RANCHI: Three Naxalites have been killed and arms and ammunition seized in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district Thursday, officials said.

They said the encounter broke out around 2:45 pm when a joint team of 158th and 214th battalions of CRPF and state police was out for operations in Bahegara village of Bagru area in the district.

Bodies of three Maoists, 2 AK-47 rifles and some ammunition have been recovered by the security forces.

The Lohardaga district headquarters is about 74 km from the state capital here. A search operation was undertaken to look for more cadres, the officials said.

 

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