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3 Naxalites Killed in Jharkhand Encounter, AK Rifles Seized

Bodies of three Maoists, 2 AK-47 rifles and some ammunition have been recovered by the security forces in Lohardaga area.

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Updated:July 18, 2019, 7:06 PM IST
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3 Naxalites Killed in Jharkhand Encounter, AK Rifles Seized
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Ranchi: Three Naxalites have been killed and arms and ammunition seized in an encounter with security forces in Jhrakhand's Lohardaga district Thursday, officials said.

They said the encounter broke out around 2:45 pm when a joint team of 158th and 214th battalions of CRPF and state police were out for operations in Bahegara village of Bagru area in the district.

Bodies of three Maoists, 2 AK-47 rifles and some ammunition have been recovered by the security forces.

The Lohardaga district headquarters is about 74 km from the state capital here.

A search operation was undertaken to look for more cadres, the officials said.

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