Six suspected Naxals were killed in a gun battle with CRPF commandos in Latehar district of Jharkhand on 23 November. Photo: Chetna, Pradesh 18 Ranchi
The commandos recovered six bodies of Naxals in uniform, 600 bullets of various calibre, around 12 IEDs, an INSAS rifle, an SLR, a carbine and three other firearms.
Officials said the encounter began at about 7 am in the Karamdih-Chhipadohar jungles on the banks of north Koel river where a squad of CoBRA commandos of the CRPF was out for operations. Photo: Chetna, Pradesh 18 Ranchi
The gun-battle went on for sometime, said the CRPF Inspector General (Operations) in Jharkhand Sanjay A Lathkar, after which the bodies of the Naxals, wearing black uniforms Photo: Chetna, Pradesh 18 Ranchi
The IG added that some more explosives and cordex wires, used to trigger IEDs, had also been recovered from the spot, over 130 km from here. Photo: Chetna, Pradesh 18 Ranchi
The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) is an elite jungle warfare unit of the Central Reserve Police Force deployed extensively for anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand and other states. Photo: Chetna, Pradesh 18 Ranchi