Jharkhand: 1 Naxal killed gunned down in Chatra
At least one Naxal was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jharkhand's Chatra district on Friday.
Chatra: At least one Naxal was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jharkhand's Chatra district on Friday.
The gunbattle which continued for a couple of minutes commenced at 7 am in the morning.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and CRPF personnel launched a search operation in the region when they fired on by a group of Naxals hiding there. The security forces retaliated to the firing.
The joint team also recovered one INSAS rifle from the incident spot.
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Both Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are known to be a Naxal hotbed, with encounters and attacks taking place nearly on a weekly basis. A few days back, nearly 10 Naxals were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, while one District Reserve Guard personnel sustained injuries in the cross-firing. (ANI)