PATNA: At least 10 CRPF jawans were killed in a series of power landmine blasts triggered by the Maoists in Bihar late Monday night.
The ensued encounter between the rebels and the CRPF commandoes also left four Maoists dead, according to the police.
Acting on a tip-off that a large of rebels, including some top commanders, had gathered in the forests located near the Gaya-Aurangabad border, a team of paramilitary forces were rushed to spot.
Reports said seeing the CRPF commandoes, the rebels resorted to indiscriminate fire on them. In the gun-battle which followed thereof left at least four rebels also dead.
Even as the commandoes were returning after the operation during late night, the rebels triggered serial landmine blasts, killing many jawans.
Police said while eight were killed on the spot, remaining succumbed to injuries at the hospital.
As per the reports, the rebels triggered as many as 30 landmine blasts. Senior police officials have rushed to the spot.
Image Caption: Jawans launching search operation in the areas after attack
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