Security forces kill Maoists in Jharkhand encounter

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Chaibasa (Jharkhand), June 14 (ANI): Security forces shot dead over a dozen Maoists in an encounter in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum District on Monday.

According to Jharkhand Police, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was also killed in the incident.

Security forces have recovered 20 claymore mines, 60 bags of ammonium nitrate, three containers of liquid explosive, one electric metal cutter, three solar panel plates and 300 kilograms of rice and fish from the site.

The slain CRPF personnel was identified as Himmat Singh, a commando of the 203 battalion of the Special Action Force (SAF).

Over six CRPF personnel injured in the encounter.

West Singhbhum Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Jha said the police are yet to recover bodies of Naxals.

All injured security personnel were admitted to a hospital in Ranchi.

Police suspect that the Maoists team was led by its commander 'KP' and his comrades Anmol and Animesh. (ANI)

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