India, Nov. 22 -- A group of left-wing extremists (LWEs) gunned down two villagers and a commander of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist), who carried a Rs 10-lakh bounty announced by the Jharkhand government, was killed by security forces in retaliatory firing in Bihar's Gaya district at around midnight on Saturday.

Two rifles -- Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK)-47 and Insas each -- and cartridges were recovered from the slain Maoist commander, identified as Alok Yadav alias Gulshan, who belonged to neighbouring Jharkhand's Chatra district.

Four jawans of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) --- a special operation unit of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who are proficient in guerrilla tactics and jungle warfare -...