Ranchi: To impart a specialised training to security personnel in Jharkhand, where 18 of 24 districts are Naxal-affected, three Counter Insurgency and Anti- Terrorism (CIAT) Schools will be set up in the state, official sources said on Tuesday.

The three CIAT Schools will be set up at Netarhat, which has already a jungle warfare school, in Latehar district, Padma in Hazaribagh district and Musabani in East Singhbhum district in the next couple of years.
   
The training would equip the security personnel to take on extremists' tactics of guerrilla warfare laced with modern weapons and high power explosive materials.
    
The sources said that local youths would be given priority in the recruitment process. The drive in the police department would also take place in 2011-12 to appoint around 11,000 police personnel at various levels.

(Agencies)