Five Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, Jan 29: At least five Naxals were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Tuesday.

Two-AK 47s, one 303 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the killed Naxals.

Based on a tip-off about the presence of Naxals, the state police and CRPF launched a search operation on Monday night in a forest in Arki.

The Naxals opened fire, leading to a gun battle, the police said, adding the five bodies have been recovered along with several weapons.


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