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Five Naxals killed in Jharkhand

Five Naxals were killed while one has been critically injured in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand Tuesday, officials said

india Updated: Jan 29, 2019 12:27 IST
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Two AK-47 rifles, a .303 rifle and five pistols were recovered from the Naxals, they said. Image for representation.(HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

At least five Naxals have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand Tuesday, officials said.

Two AK-47 rifles, a .303 rifle and five pistols were recovered from the Naxals, they said.

A team of CRPF’s 209 CoBRA battalion and state police had an exchange of fire with Naxals near the Rotkatoli village under Bari police station along the border of Khunti and West Singhbhum districts around 6:20 AM, they said.

Five Naxals were killed while one has been critically injured. There has been no injury to the troops and a search of the encounter site is on, they said, adding the identity of the killed and injured is being established.

The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) is a special jungle warfare unit of the CRPF and is deployed in the state for anti-Maoist operations.

First Published: Jan 29, 2019 12:27 IST