CRPF commando killed in Jharkhand encounter

A CRPF commando was killed in an encounter with Naxals in the jungles of Giridih district of Jharkhand early Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 17, 2016, 11:15 AM IST
CRPF commando killed in Jharkhand encounter

Ranchi: A CRPF commando was killed in an encounter with Naxals in the jungles of Giridih district of Jharkhand early Friday.

Officials said the encounter took place early morning in the Hesalo-Pirtanr area of the said district. During an exchange of gunfire with Maoists a commando of CRPF's elite CoBRa unit was shot.

Commando B Harizen of the 203rd Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) has been killed in the encounter, they said.

One more trooper of the Central Reserve Police Force is said to be injured in the operation as per preliminary reports, they said.