Encounter between Naxals, security forces ends in Bihar, six killed

     A fierce encounter that was raging between security forces and Naxals for around 14 hours in Poonadih village of Bihar's Lakhisarai district has ended today. The combing operations, however, are still on. According to reports, at least six security personnel were killed and seven others were injured in the encounter. The encounter began on Sunday evening when over 150 armed Maoists attacked search teams of the Bihar police that were combing the area after intelligence reports of Maoists' presence in the forest. Several Maoists are also reported to have been injured in the encounter.

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