Nine Maoists killed in Jharkhand encounterBy ANI
Friday, January 28, 2011
LATEHAR - At least nine Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Luhur forest in Jharkhand’s Latehar District this mooring.
Latehar Superintendent of Police Kuldweep Diwedi told reporters that the police had received information about the presence of Maoists in the forest area.
Acting swiftly on the information, police surrounded the forest.
The police asked the Maoists to surrender but they opened fire and the police retaliated to that, which kicked off the gunfight.
Dead bodies of nine Maoists have been recovered from the spot.
Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the encounter site. (ANI)