Maoist killed in gun battle in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, Feb 3 (IANS) A Maoist guerrilla was killed in a gun battle with police in Jharkhand’s Khunti district on Wednesday, police said.

Police said that following a tip-off a raid was carried out at a village at Torpa block of Khunti district, around 70 km from Ranchi. There were eight members of the banned Maoist group People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI).

A Maoist guerrilla was killed while others managed to flee the place following a gun battle with police.

A rifle, live cartridges and other things were seized from the killed Maoist.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 22 districts of Jharkhand.

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