Latehar (Jharkhand):  At least four Maoists were killed in Thursday fierce gun battle with the security forces.

A fierce encounter broke out between Maoist guerrillas and security forces in the forests of Karamdih of Latehar district, police said here.

The gun battle began around 11.30 am and is still on at the spot which falls under Barwadih police station area, the police added.