Nine Maoists killed in encounter in Latehar

(image) Ranchi: Nine Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Luhur forest in Jharkhand`s Latehar district in the wee hours today.

"Nine bodies of the Maoists were recovered after the encounter at Luhur jungle under Barwadih police station," Latehar Superintendent of Police Kuldweep Diwedi told PTI over phone.

Security forces comprising CRPF and the district police have also recovered arms and ammunition from the spot, he said.