3 maoists in Bihar killed in encounter with security forces in late night gunbattle

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In a late night development on Saturday around midnight, 3 maoists were killed in an exchange of gunfire at Gaya district in Bihar. A most wanted maoist leader Alok Yadav, who was the Maoist zonal commander was one of the those killed in the encounter. Yadav carried a reward of Rs.10 lakh.

The operation was called out by troops of the 205 CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) and the Bihar Police. One AK-47 rifle and one INSAS rifle were recovered from the encounter site. The gunbattle took place at the Barachatti forest area which is 100km from Patna.

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The official press release said, “There was exchange of fire between 205 CoBRA commandos and maoists at Mahuri village area today morning when a cultural programme was going on near a temple.”

Security forces started search operations around 12:20pm after they got reports that Yadav had killed two people in the area.


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