Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Get news updates:
Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article

Home > India > News > PTI

Bihar: 6 Naxals killed in encounter

May 14, 2008 23:07 IST

Six activists of outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoists were killed and two policemen were injured in an encounter at Labani Marai village in Nawada district on Wednesday.

Inspector General of Police (Operation) S K Bhardwaj told PTI that the encounter between the police and the naxalites lasted for over an hour in which over 200 rounds were fired from both the sides in which six naxalites and two policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector and a CRPF constable, were injured.

Bhardwaj said the police recovered three rifles, one carbine earlier looted by the naxalites from the police, huge quantity of can bombs and 300 cartridges after the encounter.

He said the Superintendent of Police Binod Kumar has rushed to encounter site with reinforcements and a combing operation launched to nab other naxalites, who escaped under the cover of darkness into the nearby forest.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.