Ranchi, April 9 , Two policemen were killed in a gunfight with Maoists in Jharkhand's Simdega district on Sunday morning, the state police said.

According to the police, Bano police station in-charge Vidyapati Singh and constable Tarun Burali were killed in the gunfight with the Maoists.

The police were patrolling when the Maoists began firing on them, officials said.

Maoists are active in 18 of the 24 districts in Jharkhand.