Patna, July 19: In a wreath laying ceremony attended by top brass officials, the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) commandos belonging to its elite COBRA battalion bid adieu to two of its jawans who were killed in a Naxal IED blast on Monday in the jungles of Bihar's Aurangabad district.
According to reports, the death toll is likely to rise as several security officials were injured in the attack.
The incident was reported from Chakarbanda-Dumarinala forests when a group of 200 Naxals surrounded the troops and blew off 22 IEDs in the jungle on Monday afternoon.
Following this incident, Home Minister Rajnath singh assured the Bihar government of all possible help to tackle the Maoists in the region.
Singh also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the victim's families of the bereaved martyrs and wished speedy recovery of the injured personnel.
The jawans belonged to the 205th COBRA battalion and were deployed in the state for conducting anti-naxal operations.
This is one of the biggest casualties of the elite COBRA unit which has been raised by the CRPF for undertaking special jungle warfare operations.
Wreath laying ceremony of two CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Gaya Naxal encounter in Gaya (Bihar) pic.twitter.com/1Ba6mCq3T5— ANI (@ANI_news) July 19, 2016