Ranchi, Aug 27 (ANI): A Special Armed Police (SAP) personnel was killed when Maoists ambushed a police jeep in Jharkhand's Latehar district late on Wednesday.
The incident took place at Latehar's Chormunda valley when Maoists attacked a police jeep and in an exchange of fire one was injured, police said today.
The exchange of firing went on for more than one-and-a-half hour.
The SAP personnel were returning to Netarhat when the incident occurred.
The Central Government recently banned Maoist insurgents as a terrorist group.
Thousands have been killed by the Maoists since the 1960s.
The Maoists are active in nearly a third of the country's 630 districts. (ANI)