Major victory against Maoists in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 17:52

Chaibasa: A dozen Maoists were possibly killed during the encounter in Jharkhand`s West Singhbhum in which six security personnel were injured, a senior police officer said on Monday.

"About a dozen Maoists were hit by the security forces
and there is all possibility that they might have been killed,
West Singhbhum Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Jha said.

However, no body has been recovered, Jha said.

The security personnel were injured near Bandgaon in
the encounter which lasted for 24 hours.

He said a camp of the Maoists was demolished during
the anti-Naxal drive yesterday and 20 claymore bombs seized
and destroyed.

All the injured security personnel were admitted to a
hospital in Ranchi.

Self-styled Maoist area commander `KP` and his
comrades Anmol and Animesh were among the Maoists, who fired
around 5000 rounds during the encounter, the SP said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 17:52

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