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In Late Night Gunfight, 3 Maoists Killed By Security Forces In Bihar

About 100 km from state capital Patna, the encounter took place in the Barachatti forest area of Bihar’s Gaya district.

Around midnight on Saturday, three Maoists were killed when a gunfight started during a search operation by the security forces Bihar’s Gaya district, NDTV reported. 

Maoist zonal commander Alok Yadav was among those killed in the exchange of fire.

One AK-47 rifle and one INSAS rifle were recovered from the encounter site by the troops of the 205 CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) and the Bihar Police.

About 100 km from state capital Patna, the encounter took place in the Barachatti forest area of Bihar’s Gaya district.

After reports that Yadav had killed two persons in the area, security forces started the search operation around 12.20 am, according to the official statement.

“There was exchange of fire between 205 CoBRA commandos and maoists at Mahuri village area today morning when a cultural programme was going on near a temple,” the official release stated.

According to reports, the search operation is underway and further information is awaited.

The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA)  is a special jungle warfare unit of the Central Reserve Police Force that is deployed in the state for anti-Maoist operations.

 

 

 

 

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