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J'khand: CRPF’s CoBRA commando killed, cop injured in encounter with Maoists

PTI
Published : Jun 7, 2018, 3:21 pm IST
Updated : Jun 7, 2018, 3:21 pm IST

A gunbattle began early morning in Dalbhaga-Arki area when joint team of 209th battalion of CoBRA, Jharkhand police was out for operation.

The encounter took place in Saraikela, the administrative headquarter of Saraikela Kharsawan district which is about 135-km from the state capital here. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 The encounter took place in Saraikela, the administrative headquarter of Saraikela Kharsawan district which is about 135-km from the state capital here. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Ranchi: A CoBRA commando of the CRPF was killed and a policeman injured during an encounter with Maoists in Saraikela area of Jharkhand on Thursday, officials said.

They said a gunbattle began early morning in the Dalbhaga-Arki area of the Saraikela-Kharsawan district at about 7 am when a joint team of the 209th battalion of the CoBRA (commando battalion for resolute action) and Jharkhand Police was out for operation.

A commando has been killed while a state police personnel has been injured during the encounter, they said.

The encounter took place in Saraikela, the administrative headquarter of Saraikela Kharsawan district which is about 135-km from the state capital here.

Heavy firing is still on and further details are awaited, they said.

Tags: jharkhand crpf, cobra commando, maoist encounter
Location: India, Jharkhand, Ranchi