India: Three Maoist rebels killed in gunfight
Encounter between Indian security forces, Maoist occurs in Bihar state
NEW DELHI, India
Three Maoist rebels were killed in a gunfight with security forces in the Indian state of Bihar, officials said Sunday.
The encounter took place in the Barachatti forest area, according to the Indian Paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
"Troops of 205 CoBRA along with Bihar Police during Search and Area Domination Operations at 0020 hrs. had an exchange of fire with maoists. During post encounter search, troops recovered 03 dead bodies of maoists," the CRPF said in a statement.
It said that a search is ongoing and authorities have recovered two weapons.
The Maoist rebels have been fighting for more than three decades in eastern and central India for what they describe as the rights of tribal people in the region.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.