Two days after fifteen security men and a civilian were killed in a deadly Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh, yet another fierce gun battle between the security forces and Naxals was reported from Latehar district of Jharkhand on Thursday.
A police patrol had a narrow escape today after its two vehicles passed barely seconds before Maoists triggered a blast on NH-75 in Latehar district.
When the building contractors failed to oblige the extortion demands, a group of Maoists in Jharkhand forced a halt to the construction of a culvert.
Jharkhand police chief Rajeev Kumar is leading an operation against the Maoists in the deep forests of Kumandih in Latehar district.
The Jharkhand Police have arrested a hardcore Maoist from the Kendwahi village of Latehar district of the state.
Om Prakash Chautala met the family of CRPF sub-inspector Pradeep who was killed in a gunbattle with Maoists in Jharkhand`s Latehar district recently.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said the incident of Maoists cutting open the stomach of a trooper`s body to plant a bomb inside "has happened for the first time".
A group of Maoists severely beat up two women and put a lock on their house after they failed to find a male member of their family at Bhaugadi-Patratu in Latehar district, police said Friday.
The police on Saturday claimed to have shot dead four naxalites during an hour-long gun battle near Gurdag village in Latehar district.
Two Maoists were caught while allegedly planting landmines underneath a road bridge at Revet village in Latehar district, police sources said.
The gunbattle took place in Jharkhand`s Latehar district early Friday.
The Maoists on Thursday released an official they abducted from Jharkhand`s Latehar district a day earlier, police said.
One person was killed when Maoist guerrillas ambushed a police jeep in Jharkhand`s Latehar district and fired at security personnel, police said on Thursday.
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