Maoist-police gunfight in Bihar

The police said the encounter at Kaimur hills in Rohtas district had ended this evening while the other encounter was going on at Darmaha in Kesharia of East Champaran district.
"The ultras retreated in the dense forests after 3-hour-long encounter between Maoists and security forces," Superintendent of Police (SP) Manu Maharaj said.

There has been no casualty from either side, he said, adding the security forces arrested two suspected Maoists from Kakudih area near Kaimur.

Earlier in the day, the security forces had launched a combing operation in the Kaimur hills to flush out the heavily-armed Maoist guerrillas who fired upon the advancing security personnel, Maharaj said.

Nearly 500 rounds were fired from both sides during the encounter, he said.

Meanwhile, another encounter between Maoists and the security forces were going on in Darmaha village of Kesharia in Bihar's East Champaran district, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Pakridayal Koleshwar Paswan said.

The encounter between the two sides started late afternoon as Maoists opened fire on the security forces who had launched a combing operation to nab a group of naxalites holed up in the village, he said.There was no report of any casualty or injury to any one from either side, Paswan said.

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