2 including policeman killed in Maoist firing in Jharkhand

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Ranchi:Two people including a policeman were killed in indiscriminate firing by Maoist guerrillas in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on Sunday, police officials said.

According to Police, Maoist guerrillas started indiscriminate firing when a team of policemen was on search operation in Porahaat jungle of West Singhbhum district. The attack took place when policemen were enquiring villagers about the movement of Maoists during the search operation.

During cross firing, bodyguard of a police official and a villager were killed.

Maoist guerrillas escaped after killing the two, police said.

Police have launched search operation in the area to arrest the Maoists.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.



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