Eight Maoist guerrillas killed

April 1st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin  

Ranchi, April 1 (IANS) At least eight Maoist guerrillas were killed in an operation by the police and paramilitary forces in Garwah district of Jharkhand, police said Tuesday. Acting on a tip off, security forces raided a Maoist hideout at Monda late Monday, sparking a gun battle that killed the guerrillas.

“This is a big success for the police. Of the eight, one was a sub zonal commander. Two area commanders were also killed,” Jharkhand police spokesperson R.K. Malik said.

The police have recovered 12 weapons - a self-loading rifle (SLR), four .303 rifles, four .315 rifles, one carbine gun, one double barrel gun and one pistol - from the slain Maoists.

The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.

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