Six Maoists killed in gunfight with security forces in Jharkhand

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Six Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jharkhand on Wednesday, police said. "Six Maoist guerrillas were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Lather district under Chhipadohar police station," Inspector General of Police (operation) and spokesperson M.S. Bhatia told IANS. All six bodies along with weapons were recovered. A search operation was, however, still on in the area, Bhatia said. Police believed that some Maoists were injured in the gun battle so the combing operation was undertaken. "This is a big success for the police. Police have succeeded in neutralising Maoists in a tough terrain," said Bhatia. All six killed belonged to the banned Maoist group, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). Maoist Guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.

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