Even as more than 10 Maoists and three policemen were killed in an anti-Naxal operation in the Saranda forest in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district since Saturday, Naxalites blasted the Panchayat Bhawan, Anandpur, and a hostel here on Monday morning.
The operation was launched jointly by the security forces of Jharkhand and Orissa.More than 4,000 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force, Jharkhand Jaguar, the STF and the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and two helicopters have been deployed.
Director-General of Police Neyaz Ahmad said the bodies of some of the rebels were recovered.
CRPF DIG Banu Pratap Singh said CRPF personnel camped in the Panchayat Bhawan and the hostel nearly two months ago. Three cane bombs, two weapons and five grenades were recovered from the spot.