Gaya Naxal encounter: Rajnath speaks to Nitish Kumar over ambush on CRPF troop

Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar regarding the ambush on the CRPF team in Aurangabad region, in which at least ten defence personnel were killed and five injured.

Rajnath instructed Director General, CRPF to rush to Aurangabad to assess the situation post the ambush.

The Home Minister also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the slain CRPF personnel and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

At least ten CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in an encounter between the Naxal and the Cobra battalion near the border of Imamganj and Aurangabad police station here.

The bodies of three Naxals were also recovered.

As per reports, the jawans of the COBRA unit were ambushed in an IED blast after which an encounter started between the two.

Bihar Director General of Police P K Thakur told ANI that eight jawans died on spot, while two of them died on their way to the hospital.

The encounter started late last night and is continuing.

Meanwhile, combing operations are still going on.


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