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.