6 Naxals killed in Jharkhand


Jharkhand, Nov 24 : Six Naxals were killed and over 600 bullets with dozen Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) recovered on Wednesday after a gun-battle with the CRPF commandos in the jungles of Jharkhand.

According to the officials, the encounter began at around 7 a.m. in the Karamdih-Chhipadohar jungles on the banks of north Koel river, where a squad of the CoBRA commandos of the CRPF was out for operations.

“We have recovered six bodies of Naxals in uniform, 600 bullets of various calibre, about 12 IEDs, an INSAS rifle, an SLR, a carbine and three other firearms. Search operations are still on,” CRPF Inspector General (Operations) in Jharkhand Sanjay A. Lathkar  said. 

Cortex wires along with more explosives used to trigger IEDs were also recovered from the spot, over 130 km from here, added IG.

Officials said the team of 209th Battalion of the CoBRA, along with other units, was out for operation since the last two days and the encounter started when the Maoists fired at the squad.

The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) is an elite jungle warfare unit of the Central Reserve Police Force deployed extensively for anti-Naxal operations.



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