Clash Occurs Between Security Forces And CPI (Maoist) Squad In West Singhbhum District

West Singhbhum District, October 13, 2023: An encounter between security personnel and a squad of cadres belonging to the CPI (Maoist) took place on Friday in a forest in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district, police said.

During an anti-Maoist operation in the forest near Haathiburu-Kuira villages, the Maoists opened fire on security personnel, forcing them to retaliate, a senior officer said.

The Maoists triggered an IED blast in an adjacent forest between Bamiaburu and Tiliyabeda villages while making a retreat from there, West Singhbhum Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Shekhar said.

“No one was injured in the IED blast,” he said, adding that the operation is ongoing.

The security personnel had recovered three Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) during the anti-Maoist operation the day before.

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