Two CRPF jawans, one MCC ultra killed in encounter

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Giridih, Feb 9 (UNI) Two CRPF jawans and one Maoist Communist Centre (MMC) ultra were killed and four injured during a 17-hour-long encounter with the banned outfit near Madhuban forest, adjoining Parasnath Pahar, about 31 km from here.

The gun battle between the banned MCC and the CRPF began at 0700 hours yesterday and stopped at 0030 hours today following heavy rains.

Soon after, the MCC ultras triggered a bomb explosion at Peertand police station, Deputy Commissioner Virender Ram said adding two ultras were nabbed during the firing.

He also informed that several posters of the banned outfit were found near Dengapad area, 15 km from here.

Superintendent of Police M Meena was leading the forces while the Hazaribagh SP also rushed to the spot with reinforcements.

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