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Bihar: 3 Maoists Killed In Late-Night Gunfight With Security Forces
The CoBRA or the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action is a special jungle warfare unit of the Central Reserve Police Force
Bihar: 3 Maoists Killed In Late-Night Gunfight With Security Forces (Representational Image)
New Delhi: In Bihar's Gaya district late around midnight on Saturday three Maoists were killed when a gunfight started during the search operation by the security forces.
Among those killed in the exchange of fire was Maoist zonal commander Alok Yadav.
The troops of the 205 CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) and the Bihar Police also recovered one AK-47 rifle and one INSAS rifle from the encounter site.
The encounter occurred in the Barachatti forest area of Bihar's Gaya district about 100 km from the state capital Patna.
As per the official statement, security forces started the search operations around 12.20 am after reports that Yadav had killed two persons in the area.
"There was an exchange of fire between 205 CoBRA commandos and Maoists at Madhuri village area today morning when a cultural program was going on near a temple," the official release read.
The search operation is underway and further information is awaited.
The CoBRA or the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action is the special jungle warfare unit of the Central Reserve Police Force that is deployed in the state for anti-Maoist operations.