Published October 18, 2012 | 3:10 am
Patna:Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and four seriously injured early Thursday when Maoist guerrillas triggered a landmine blast in a forested area in Bihar’s Gaya district, police said.
The blast took place in the Chakharbandha forest area, about 100 km from here, when CRPF personnel were conducting a combing operation.
“It appears that Maoists used a huge quantity of explosives to detonate the improvised explosive device,” M.K. Sinha, inspector general, CRPF, said.