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3 Naxals, CRPF jawan killed in Jharkhand encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Three Maoists and a CRPF jawan were killed in an encounter in Jharkhand's district on Monday, officials said.

They said the encounter between the two sides took place around 6 am in the forests of Belbha Ghat area of the district when troops of the 7th battalion of the (CRPF) were undertaking an anti-Naxal operation.

The district is about 185 kms from state capital Ranchi.

Three bodies of Maoists along with an AK-47 Rifle, three magazines and four pipe bombs have been recovered from the till now, the officials said.

CRPF was also killed in the encounter, they added.

The hailed from Udalguri district of

The force is looking for more recoveries and a search is being conducted in the encounter area, they said.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 14:05 IST