Injured CRPF personnel brought to hospital in Gaya. (Photo: ANI)
At least 10 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in an attack by Maoist rebels in a jungle in Bihar, police said.
Three Maoists were also killed in the encounter that took place in Dumari Nala forest area on the border of Gaya and Aurangabad districts, where the CRPF had launched a combing operation.
A team of CRPF personnel were trapped after Maoists triggered around 21 improvised explosive devices and came under heavy firing on Monday night, police said.
PK Thakur, director-general of Bihar Police, said eight paramilitary soldiers were killed instantly and two of the five wounded died later in a hospital.
Bodies of three dead Maoists were recovered, he added.