3 Maoists killed in Lohardaga, 2 AK-47s seized

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Ranchi (IANS) Three Maoists were killed in a gun-battle with the security forces in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district on Thursday, the police said. Two AK-47s were seized from them.

After receiving a tip-off about presence of Maoists in Sahedapat jungle, the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a joint operation. 

On spotting security forces, Maoists started firing. The security forces retaliated, killing three of them, said Alok Priyadarshi, Lohardaga Superintendent of Police.

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