Modi condoles deaths of CRPF personnel in Bihar IED blast

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of CRPF personnel who were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast set off by Maoists.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief on the loss of lives of CRPF personnel in Bihar. Prime Minister has prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured and extended his condolences to the families of the martyred CRPF personnel in this hour of sadness,” said an official statement.

Ten CRPF commandos belonging to its Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) were on Monday killed in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in the forests of Bihar’s Aurangabad district.

Four Maoists were also killed in the encounter that lasted for nearly eight hours.

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