19/02/2016 10:43 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Four Naxals Killed, Two CRPF Jawans Injured In Encounter In Jharkhand

Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol during an operation under "Operation Green Hunt" near the jungles of Betla, about 210 kilometers (132 miles) northeast of Ranchi, India, Wednesday, March 17, 2010. A major drive has been launched to flush out Maoist rebels, also known as Naxals, from their strongholds in West Bengal and Jharkhand state under the operation. The rebels have fought for more than four decades in several Indian states, demanding land and jobs for agricultural laborers and the poor. About 2,000 people, including police, militants and civilians, have been killed in violence over the past few years. (AP Photo/Sasanka Sen)

RANCHI -- At least four Naxals were killed and two CRPF jawans were injured following an encounter with security forces in Taimara Ghati on NH-33 in Ranchi on Friday morning.

The injured jawans have been taken to nearby hospital.

The operation began on specific inputs around 9pm on Thursday and ended on Friday morning.

The Taimara Ghati is just 30km from Ranchi. In the wake of intermittent firing, police had on Thursday night, halted traffic on NH-33, the lifeline of the state which connects Jamshedpur and Ranchi.

Further details are awaited.

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