Five Maoists neutralised in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum


Singhbhum: Five Maoists were neutralised and one suffered injuries during an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Tuesday.

According to police, security forces comprising of the Central Reserve Police Force’s 209 CoBRA battalion and Jharkhand Police launched a combing operation in the early hours on Tuesday.

During the search, the security personnel managed to gun down five suspected Maoists and injure one, the police said. No casualties and injuries of security personnel have been reported.

Besides, the troops have also seized arms and ammunition, two AK-47s, one 303 rifle and two pistols, from the spot. A search operation is reportedly underway.

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