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CRPF official injured in gunbattle with Maoists

A senior CRPF official was injured in an encounter with Maoists, as security forces destroyed a rebel camp at Jhumra hills in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, a senior police officer said in Bokaro.

india Updated: May 03, 2011 19:31 IST
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Hindustantimes

A senior CRPF official was injured in an encounter with Maoists, as security forces destroyed a rebel camp at Jhumra hills in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, a senior police officer said in Bokaro.

Assistant Commandant J P Yadav suffered a bullet injury on the shoulder during the gunbattle with Maoists but was now out of danger, superintendent of police S K Singh told reporters.

About 40 Maoists fired over 600 rounds at the security personnel, Singh said, adding that the CRPF and district police personnel returned around 500 shots before the rebels retreated to the forests. The police destroyed their camp and recovered some explosives, wires, batteries, flash lights and a gas cylinder from the spot, he said.

However, it was not known whether the Maoists had suffered any casualty.

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