Maoists fire at CRPF camp in J`khand; jawan injured

Maoists today opened fire at a CRPF camp at Bishnugarh near here, which left one jawan injured, police said.

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2010, 00:32 AM IST

Hazaribagh (Jharkhand): Maoists today opened
fire at a CRPF camp at Bishnugarh near here, which left one
jawan injured, police said.

Three motorbike-borne Maoists reached the 22nd Battalion
camp at Bishnugarh, about 45 km from here, at around 4 am and
fired on the gates injuring a guard, DSP (Headquarters)
Hazaribagh, Naushad Alam, said.

The CRPF personnel immediately took positions and
returned the fire. The exchange of fire continued for about 20
minutes, Alam said, adding the ultras fled to the nearby
forest.

The injured jawan, Mukesh Kumar, was referred to the
Apollo Hospital at Ranchi.
The CRPF men fired 50 rounds as against 22 rounds by the
Maoists, he said.

During the search, security forces spotted a blood soaked
towel, indicating bullets might have hit the Maoists, the
officer said.

PTI

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