Aurangabad: In a daring attack, Maoists today blew up a vehicle killing all seven occupants in Bihar's naxal-infested Aurangabad district, a top police officer said.
The incident took place in Pathara village as the Maoists detonated a cane bomb to blow up the vehicle killing all seven occupants, including a Zila Parishad member Usha Devi's husband Sushil Pandey, on the spot, Director General of Police (DGP) Abhayanand told PTI.
The ultras targeted the ill-fated vehicle while it was headed to Pandey's native Pisai village, the DGP said.
The Superintendent of Police (SP) Daljeet Singh and other local civil and police officials have rushed to the spot with additional force to launch combing-cum-search operation against the Maoists, Abhayanand said.
Efforts were on to ascertain the identity of the other victims, he said.