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Trooper, 3 Maoists killed in Jharkhand encounter

Jharkhand police (file photo)

Giridih (Jharkhand) : A CRPF trooper was killed on Monday when the Central Reserve Police Force took on Maoists in a forested area here and brought down three of the banned Left wing extremists, officials said.

The operation took place at 6.15 a.m. in the Belbha Ghat area of Jharkhand.

Three bodies of the banned extremists along with one AK-47 Rifle, three magazines and four pipe bombs were recovered after the gun battle ended, an official statement said.

A CRPF constable-guard of the 7th Battalion was killed in the gunfight, it said.

PTI

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