AURANGABAD, BIHAR: Two CRPF personnel were killed and seven other security officials injured when they were defusing a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Monday.
The incident took place ahead of the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in the Maoist-affected district.
Inspector General of Police (Operation) Amit Kumar said a joint team of CRPF and Bihar police was defusing the landmine planted by ultras in Dibra police station area of the district when it exploded.
The officer in charge of Dibra police station was among those injured, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) S K Bhardwaj said at Patna.
The injured were brought to the Sadar Hospital here, Kumar said.