Saturday, April 11, 2009

BSF foils Maoist attack on camp

12 Apr 2009, 0706 hrs IST, TNN

DALTONGANJ: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel repulsed a Maoist attack on their base camp at Furrow under the Bhandarya police station in
Jharkhand on Friday night.

Garhwa SP Saket Kumar Singh said the Naxals fired opened fire at the BSF camp from a distance in a bid to make their presence felt. However, the rebels failed to inflict any damage as the camp was beyond their firing range. All BSF men and officers are safe," the SP said.

The Maoists used AK 47, SLRs and 3.3 rifles during the 15-minute long attack which was retaliated by the BSF personnel present at the camp, the SP said.

He said security forces later detected a pool of blood at the site from where the rebels had attacked the camp which suggest that there were some injuries among the rebels.

The BSF later recovered five unexploded grenades lobbed by the Naxals, the SP added.

Furrow is a Red turf and the presence of BSF there is an eye sore to Naxals.

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