JHARKHAND: A Naxal was killed in an encounter with security forces in West Singhbhum district on Friday.
As per the report, the encounter took place in Thalkobeda forest bordering Khunti district when a team of CRPF and district police launched a joint operation in the area.
“The security forces had received a tip-off about the movement of Naxals in the area. The Naxals opened fire at the security forces and in the retaliatory firing that followed, one of
them was killed”, the West Singhbhum superintendent of Police Inderjeet Mahatha said.
As per the report, the body of the naxal, and arms and ammunition were recovered from the site.
The identities and affiliation of the deceased are being ascertained.
Search operation in the area is going on.
Further details are awaited.
With inputs from PTI