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Naxals Kill 2 CRPF Jawans in Rohtas in Bihar

Naxals Kill 2 CRPF Jawans in Rohtas

Rohtas: June 5, 2007

Two Central Reserve Protection Force (CRPF) jawans were killed when Naxalites with allegiance to Communist Party of India (Maoist) triggered a powerful dynamite as a team of law enforcement officials marched towards Dhansa Valley in Kaimur's mountainous terrain to crackdown on extremists in the region Tuesday morning.

Superintendent of Police (SP) N. H. Khan, while giving details about the incident, said a CRPF battalion C62 led by Rajesh Kumar and Kailash Yadav were passing through the Dhansa Ghati to conduct raids in the valley after officials received tips that the extremists were holding a meeting to plan their next attack in Rohtas district.

Suddenly, at around 8:40 am as the team proceeded towards the Naxal hideout, there was a huge explosion taking the police officers by surprise. When the dust cleared, two of the CRPF officials were found lying on the ground with no sign of life in them, Khan said.

More than 150 shots were fired from both sides and at least half a dozen Naxals were hit in the incident, the police said.

Seven jawans were also injured in the blast and the gunfire that ensued though their wounds were not considered life-threatening.

The two deceased were identified as Diwan Singh of Uttar Pradesh and Karmveer Singh of Uttanranchal.

Their bodies were brought to the CRPF camp in Banjari where officials were preparing to give them a guard of honor before their cremation.

PatnaDaily News

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posted by Resistance 6/06/2007 11:22:00 PM,


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