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Maoists gunned down in encounter with police personnel in Bihar

ANI  |  Jamui (Bihar) [India] 

At least two Maoists were killed in an encounter with Police personnel in Bihar's Jamui district today.

A search operation is being carried out in the nearby areas.

In a similar incident, a top Naxal commander identified as Mahesh was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Ranidongri village of on June 16.

This was announced in a joint press conference on Friday by Inspector General (IG) Bastar Vivekanand, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Bastar P. Sundarraj and Superintendent of Police Bastar Sheikh Arif.

One SLR weapon was also recovered from the deceased Naxal. The security forces believe few more might have been killed in the encounter.

Also earlier this month, one (SOG) jawan lost his life while 10 others sustained injuries due to a ambush in the forest area near Khamankhol under Baliguda sub-division in Kandhamal district of

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 11:38 IST