An encounter was on between security personnel and Maoists in a forest in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand.
Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar said the encounter was continuing at a place between Kalerango and Chatnibeda villages under naxal-affected Kuchai police station.
Acting on an information that Maoists were assembling in the forest, security personnel comprising personnel of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA), CRPF and district police went to the spot to, Kumar told PTI.
The Maoists fired on seeing the securitymen and they retaliated triggering the gunfight, he said. Kumar has reached the spot.