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Jh'khand: CRPF officer killed in anti-Naxal operation

July 04, 2014 10:43 IST

A Central Reserve Police Force officer was killed on Friday during an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand's Giridih district.

The incident happened early on Friday when a joint squad of the CRPF and state police was out for an operation in Lakheri area of Giridih district.

Officials said a heavy exchange of fire took place between the two sides and CRPF's second-in-command H K Jha was seriously injured in the encounter.

"The officer later succumbed to his injuries. No other injuries have been inflicted on the forces side," a senior officer said.

During the operation, two Naxalites were held with some arms and ammunition and a search operation has been launched in the area, the official said.

Image: Security personnel engage in a gun fight with Naxal in Jharkhand

Photograph: Reuters


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