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3 CRPF officials killed, 8 injured in landmine blast

Aurangabad: Three CRPF personnel were today killed and eight other security officials injured when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while it was being defused.The incident took place ahead of

PTI [ Updated: April 07, 2014 21:46 IST ]
3 crpf officials killed 8 injured in landmine blast
3 crpf officials killed 8 injured in landmine blast

Aurangabad: Three CRPF personnel were today killed and eight other security officials injured when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while it was being defused.


The incident took place ahead of the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in the Maoist-affected district.

Deputy Inspector General of CRPF Chiranjeev Prasad told PTI in Patna that the three deceased were from CRPF and out of eight, excepting for the officer in-charge of Dibra police station Amar Kumar Chaudhary, seven hailed from the paramilitary force.

The deceased were Deputy Commandant Indrajeet and jawans - Pawan Dahia and T Punnarao, the DIG said.

Indrajeet was sent to Ranchi Apollo Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, Prasad said.

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