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Jharkhand: 3 Naxals, CRPF jawan martyred during an encounter in Giridih

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Jamshedpur, Apr 15: Three Maoists and one CRPF jawan were killed in an encounter in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday, officials said.

The encounter between the two, took place around 6 am in the forests of Belbha Ghat area of the district when troops of the 7th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were undertaking operations, they said.

Jharkhand: 3 Naxals, CRPF jawan martyred during an encounter in Giridih

Three bodies of Maoists along with an AK-47 Rifle, three bullet magazines and four pipe bombs have been recovered from the encounter site till now, the officials said.

Jharkhand: Three Maoist killed in encounter, 2 AK-47 recovered

A CRPF jawan was martyred in the encounter, they added.

According to a government report, more than 90 civilians, 47 security forces personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh in 2018. In 2017 and 2016, the toll was 263 and 278 respectively.

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