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Bihar and Jharkhand launch joint operation against Naxals
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | October 27, 2007 11:21 IST
Last Updated: October 27, 2007 15:12 IST
Police teams from Bihar and Jharkhand launched a joint operation against Naxalites in the border districts of the two states on Saturday. The operation follows a Naxal attack at Chilkhadia village in Giridih district on Saturday morning which killed 17 people, including the younger son of former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi.
"Security forces of both the states are currently engaged in combing operations against Naxalites in border districts," sources said.
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According to official sources,
"Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda has requested Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to launch a joint operation against Naxalites, after they killed 17 people including Marandi's son. Nitish Kumar has agreed to Koda's requset," said the sources.
Police officials admit that after their latest attack in Giridih, the Naxalites may have shifted to Bihar's Jamaui district, which borders Jharkhand.
The police suspect that the banned Naxalite outfit Communist Party of India-Maoist was behind Saturday morning's attack, in which armed Naxalites indiscriminately fired at a group of villagers during a cultural programme.