Maoists kill two villagers in Bihar

February 23rd, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin  

Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) Two people were killed by suspected Maoist rebels in a Bihar village, police said Saturday. The two were killed in a shootout with armed Maoists who raided a village in Khagaria district Friday. Three to four Maoist rebels were also injured.

“The incident has created panic among the villagers,” a police official said.

Police have launched an operation to arrest the rebels of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

The incident comes close on the heels of the killing of three people by suspected Maoist rebels at Pipra village in East Champaran district Thursday night.

In the past year, Maoists have attacked several places in rural Bihar. They have killed a number of policemen and looted arms in the state.

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