Ranchi, February 26: Four Naxals, including two women, were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jharkhand’s Palamu district today, officials said.
The incident took place at around 8.30 am in the Lalaghati-Naudiha area of the district when a joint team of the 134th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police was out on an anti-Maoist operation, the officials added.
The bodies of four Naxals, including those of two women, were recovered, they said.
Two self-loading rifles (SLRs) were also recovered from the spot even as the area was being thoroughly searched, the officials added.
In an Official tweet it is stated that “Repeated blows to #Maoists in #Jharkhand - In Palamu District during an Exchange of Fire, 134 Bn CRPF & Police, neutralized 04 dreaded #Maoists including 1 Sub Zonal Comdr & recovered :- SLR Rifle- 2, Mag- 5, Amns- 219, Mobile - 7 Etc Well done 134 Bn CRPF “
Police said they had been tracking this Maoists squad for some time. A joint team of Jharkhand police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) carried out the operation.