Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Naxal attack in Bihar: 10 CRPF commandos killed

Narada Desk | July 19, 2016 11:05 am Print
Eight soldiers were killed on the spot while two of the five wounded died later in a hospital
CRPF killed, IED, Maoist, Naxal

At least 10 commandos of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) belonging to its elite Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) battalion were killed in a Naxal IED attack in a jungle of Aurangabad district in Bihar on Monday.

Five other soldiers were also injured in the blast.

Following the blast, gunfire broke out between the two sides in which three Naxalites were killed.

The bodies of three dead rebels were recovered, an official said.

A search operation was launched after the attack under the supervision of top CRPF officials.

The  casualties might rise as some of the jawans of the  COBRA were critically injured in the gun battle.