Security beefed up in Dhansa BSF camp after Maoist attack

April 15th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Sasaram (Bihar), Apr.15 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in and around the Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Dhansa Valley in Bihar’s Rohtas District after a five-hour-long gun battle between the police and Maoist rebels on Wednesday.

Over 100 naxals stormed the BSF camp armed with automatic guns and rocket launchers, but the camp was finally secured after a counter attack that forced the rebels to flee, reports Times Now.

The attack took place between 1.40 a.m. and 7 a.m. Maoists used rocket launchers to destroy the camp that was occupied by over 70 BSF personnel who were stationed there to provide security for the first phase of polls in Rohtas District.

The encounter left at least one BSF soldier injured.

News reports quoted District, Superintendent of Police Vikas Vaibhav as saying that several Maoists were also injured in the encounter.

He confirmed that reinforcements have been sent for a combing operation.

In Patna, Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Neelmani said the injured soldier has been hospitalised. (ANI)

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