Bihar Naxal attack toll rises to 12
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Bihar Naxal attack toll rises to 12

Naxals looted rifles and ammunition from the Jehanabad district jail.

india Updated: Nov 14, 2005 17:23 IST

In a daring operation, the proscribed CPI (Maoist) ultras killed 12 people, including two policemen and a warder, set free many of their incarcerated comrades and other prisoners and kidnapped an unspecified number of rival 'Ranvir Sena' men in coordinated attacks on Jehanabad jail and Police Lines, about 50 km from the state capital, on Sunday night.

A sentry, a warder and 'Ranvir Sena' leader Bade Sharma were gunned down at the sub-jail in the attack by nearly 1000 Naxalites around 9 pm on Sunday night, District Magistrate Rana Avadhesh said.

A policeman was also killed in the fierce encounter with the extremists at the Police Lines, he said.

First Published: Nov 14, 2005 02:14 IST