A Fierce gun battle between security personnel and Maoists left one security personnel dead and four others injured in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Sunday.
According to police sources, state security personnel and paramilitary forces launched a search operation based on intelligence inputs at Taldengara village.
The Maoists then attacked the security forces and started firing on them. The security forces also retaliated, and a gun battle took place.
A security personnel lost his life and four others were injured, who were airlifted and brought to Ranchi for treatment. However, the Maoists managed to flee after the gun battle.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has paid homage to the slain trooper through micro-blogging platform Twitter.
It may be mentioned that fifteen personnel of the CRPF and the state police were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Jharkhand's Seraikela Kharsawan district in the early hours on Tuesday, May 28. Three COBRA commando from Assam were also injured in that blast.
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