10 Indian Cobra Commandos Killed In Bihar In A Deadly Blast.
At least 10 CRPF commandos belonging to its elite COBRA battalion were killed in an IED blast in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Monday, officials said.
The personnel of the COBRA unit were ambushed after which an encounter started between the two sides, they said.
The encounter took place as CRPF personnel started combing operation on information of a big assembly of ultras in Madanpur, a heavily Maoist-infested area of Aurangabad.
As CRPF and Bihar Police team marched, a group of Maoists, hiding near Dumri Nala ambushed them.
The security forces had received an intelligence inputs on Monday about the assembling of top leaders of the Maoists from Bihar and Jharkhand in Sondaha jungles, possibly in a bid to plan a big incident in Bihar.
The ultras came to know about the movement of security forces and ambushed them.
Soon a fierce gunbattle ensued. It was during the ongoing encounter, the Maoists triggered landmine explosion using IED’s in which 10 COBRA commandos were dead.
Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site. The cobras belonged to the 205th CoBRA battalion.
Soon a combing operation was launched in the area and reinforcement was also sent.
High alert has been sounded in Aurangabad and Gaya.