At least five Maoists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand today, officials said. Two AK-47 rifles, a .303 rifle and five pistols were recovered from the Maoists, they said.
A team of CRPF's 209 CoBRA battalion and state police had an exchange of fire with Maoists near Jharkhand's Rotkatoli village along the border of Khunti and West Singhbhum districts around 6:20 am, they said.
Five Maoists were killed while one has been critically injured. There has been no injury to the troops and a search of the encounter site is on, they said, adding that the identity of the killed and injured is being established.
The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) is a special jungle warfare unit of the CRPF and is deployed in the state for anti-Maoist operations.