Maoist commander killed in encounter

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Ranchi: In a fierce encounter security forces on Sunday morning gunned down a woman commander of CPI Maoist at Teteatand village in the tri-junction of Gaya, Chatra and Hazaribag districts on Jharkhand-Bihar border.

IG CRPF (Jharkhand sector) Rakesh Kumar Mishra said forces from 22 and 190 battalions with the local police from the two states had launched a combing operation on intelligence inputs during which an encounter took place with the extremists at around 8am.

Police have recovered body of the slain Maoist. “A sophisticated assault rifle was found near the dead body. Usually commander level Maoists carry such weapons,” Mishra said. The identity of the woman Maoist is being verified.

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On the other hand two jawans and two maoist ultras have been killed in a encounter at Chhattisgarh on Sunday.