Bankura: A police officer and a Maoist were killed and two others injured in a gunfight between the security forces and the ultras at Sarenga in Bankura district, police said on Thursday.
A group of armed Maoists shot at and injured local CPI-M leader Tarashankar Patra late last night.
On getting the information, police and joint forces rushed to the spot.
Another team of joint forces from Lalgarh came and a gunbattle with the security forces ensued.
Inspector-in-charge of Sarenga police station, Rabi Lochan Mitra and a Maoist cadre Dule were killed in the encounter, Superintendent of Police Vishal Garg told a news agency.
Another guerrilla Mithun was injured in the gunfight, Garg said.
Patra has been admitted to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Mithun was taken to Sarenga hospital, police said.