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Naxal encounter: DG CRPF to visit Gaya to assess situation (Update)

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 08:57 IST

Gaya (Bihar), July 19 (ANI): Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Durga Prasad will visit Gaya district of Bihar today to take stock of the ongoing encounter between the CRPF and the Naxals.

At least ten CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in an encounter between the Naxal and the Cobra battalion near the border of Imamganj and Aurangabad police station here.

The bodies of three Naxals were also recovered.

As per reports, the jawans of the COBRA unit were ambushed in an IED blast after which an encounter started between the two.

Bihar Director General of Police P.K. Thakur told ANI that eight jawans died on spot, while two of them died on their way to the hospital.

The encounter started late last night and is continuing.

Search operation is still going on. (ANI)