CRPF, Maoists exchange gunfire in Jharkhand

Security forces and Maoists on Monday exchanged gunfire near Badkitand village in Giridih district.

Giridih (Jharkhand): Security forces and Maoists on Monday exchanged gunfire near Badkitand village in Giridih district.

Jawans of the CRPF`s 26th battalion rushed to the village after getting information that the rebels had assembled there, Superintendent of Police Kranti Kumar said.
On sighting the security force, the left-wing guerrillas fired at them and in the strong retaliatory action the Maoists retreated deeper into the forests, Kumar said.

There was no loss of life on either side.
A rifle, 40 bullets, uniform, solar plate, medicines and other materials were recovered from the spot, he said.

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