One armed police personnel killed in Jharkhand Maoists attack

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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)

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