Two policemen were killed when Maoists opened fire on security forces in Ranchi district in Jharkhand on Friday, a senior police officer said.
Following a tip that members of the banned CPI (Maoist) group had gathered near Dassam falls between Bundu and Namkum, security forces rushed to the area around 4 am, the Additional Director General of Police, Mr. Murari Lal Meena, said.
'The Maoists opened fire and two of our district jawans suffered bullet injuries. While one jawan was declared brought dead at the hospital, another succumbed to his injuries,'Mr. Meena said.
The security forces retaliated but there was no report of any casualty from the other side, he said.