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The CPI(Maoist) today launched attack on security forces in the forest area of Samlong in Pakur district.One jawan was injured.

Pakur DY.SP Mitilesh Kumar Singh said the Maoists opened fire when the security forces were on their long range patrolling reached Samlong forest located in the border of Pakur,Godda and Dumka,nearly 55 km from Pakur.

Singh said that the search operations were still on.”The SP and other forces had rushed to the spot.We are awaiting details”,said Singh.

In another incident,the cadres of two mutually hostile Maoist outfits-Jharkhand jan Mukti Parishad and Tritya Prastuti Committee -were locked in a gun battle today near Bora jungle in Latehar.Though there was no report of any casualty,more than hundred rounds of fire was reportedly exchanged between them.

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