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Dy Commandant of anti-Maoist force killed in encounter.

A DEPUTY Commandant of Jharkhand Jaguar, a special police force dealing with Left Wing Extremism, was killed in a gunfight with members of a banned Maoist splinter group during a combing operation in Saliya forest area of Latehar district on Tuesday.

A member of the Maoist group Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP) was also killed in the encounter. Several weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, were recovered from the encounter site, sources said. The encounter came two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Chief Ministers and top officials from 10 states affected by Left Wing Extremism.



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