Aurangabad (Bihar), May 3 (ANI): Around four Bihar Military Police (BMP) soldiers were killed and one injured, when the Maoists opened fire on a police patrol party in Bihar's Aurangabad District on Monday.
The rebels opened fire on the BMP personnel and the District Armed Police Force, who were patrolling near the Tandawa Bazaar area this morning.
"Six Maoists, armed with sophisticated weapons, indiscriminately fired at them. Four BMP jawans were killed on the spot, while another was seriously injured," said Aurangabad Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Singh.
"The ultras also looted five rifles and several rounds of ammunition from them before escaping. The entry and exit points of the district were sealed and a combing operation launched for the Maoists," he added.
The Maoists claim they are crusading for the poor, marginal farmers, and landless labourers.
They have spread into the rural pockets of 20 of India's 28 states. (ANI)