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CRPF’s CoBRA commando killed in encounter with Maoists in Jharkhand, cop injured

Officials said a gunbattle began early morning in the Dalbhaga-Arki area of the Saraikela-Kharsawan district and heavy firing was still on.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2018 11:48 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Ranchi
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A commando was killed while a state police personnel was injured during the encounter, official said.(PTI File Photo)

A CoBRA commando of the CRPF was killed and a policeman injured during an encounter with Maoists in Saraikela area of Jharkhand on Thursday, officials said.

They said a gunbattle began early morning in the Dalbhaga-Arki area of the Saraikela-Kharsawan district at about 7 am when a joint team of the 209th battalion of the CoBRA (commando battalion for resolute action) and Jharkhand Police was out for operation.

A commando has been killed while a state police personnel has been injured during the encounter, they said.

The encounter took place in Saraikela, the administrative headquarter of Saraikela Kharsawan district which is about 135-km from the state capital here.

Heavy firing is still on and further details are awaited, they said.

First Published: Jun 07, 2018 10:37 IST