Latehar (Jharkhand): Two security men were injured while six Maoists were believed to be killed in a fierce encounter between the rebels and the security forces at Karamdih of Latehar district of Jharkhand on Thursday.

A CoBRA jawan and a jawan of Jaguar force suffered critical injuries during the gunbattle with the Maoists that began around 11.30 am, Superintendent of Police in Latehar, Kranti Kumar, told reporters.

On reports of six Maoists being shot at, Inspector General of Police (Operation) R K Malik said there was a fierce encounter, "but unless bodies (of rebels) are recovered, we can't confirm the casualties."

The security personnel had entered the jungles as part of anti-Maoist operation, the police said.