CRPF man killed in Jharkhand gunfight with Maoists

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Ranchi, July 11 (IANS) : A paramilitary trooper was killed on Monday after a gunfight with Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand, police said.

The trooper from the Cobra Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force was injured in the gun battle with guerrillas at Budhwa Pahada in Latehar district on Monday.

He was airlifted to Ranchi for treatment but died during treatment.

The Jharkhand Police has launched a special operation in Latehar and Garwah districts after getting a tip-off on the presence of top Maoist leader Arvindji.

Maoists are active in 18 of the state’s 24 districts.

–IANS

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