Ten CRPF commandos killed in IED blast in Bihar, 3 Naxalites shot dead in ensuing encounter
At least 10 CRPF commandos belonging to its elite COBRA battalion were killed in an IED blast triggered by Naxalites in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Monday night,.
Patna: At least 10 CRPF commandos belonging to its elite COBRA battalion were killed in an IED blast triggered by Naxalites in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Monday night,.
Three Naxalites were also killed in the encounter following the blast.
The jawans of the COBRA unit were ambushed in the IED blast after which an encounter started between the two, resulting in the killing of three Naxals.
The incident was reported from Chakarbanda forests of the said district, bordering Imamganj.
Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site.
Officials said the casualties may rise as some of the jawans of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) were critically injured in an ongoing fierce gunbattle.
Officials said the mobile phone connectivity is very bad in the area hence much information is not trickling out.
The jawans belonged to the 205th COBRA battalion and were deployed in the state for conducting anti-Naxal operations.
This is one of the biggest casualties of the elite COBRA unit which has been raised by the CRPF for undertaking special jungle warfare operations.
(With PTI inputs)