Bihar police kill two Maoists, injure five in Jamui district
Patna: Police teams killed two Maoists and injured five during a counter-fire operation on Sunday in Bihar`s Jamui district.
Superintendent of Police Jitender Rana said: "The body of one of the two Maoists who were killed during the firing has been recovered from the area."
Maoists are rebels who try to sink deep roots and form links after decades of neglect. The rebels are rapidly expanding their insurgency and could move from remote rural areas to cities. Equipped with automatic weapons, shoulder rocket launchers, mines and explosives, the Maoists want to cripple economic activity.
The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India`s mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of the eastern, central and southern countryside.
The Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s.
The rebels are estimated to number 7000 hardcore fighters in nearly a third of India`s 630 districts.
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