5 Maoists killed in Khunti

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Ranchi (IANS) Five Maoists were killed by security forces in Jharkhand's Khunti district on Tuesday, police said.

Based on a tip-off about the presence of Maoists, the state police and CRPF launched a search operation on Monday night in a forest in Arki. 

The Maoists opened fire, leading to a gun battle, the police said, adding the five bodies have been recovered along with nine weapons.

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