K. Balchand

PATNA: Ahead of Thursday's bandh call, an CPI(Maoist) armed squad blasted the Keshar police outpost in Banka district and looted 10 rifles.

A policeman was injured in the operation carried out by some 50 armed naxals on Wednesday. He was shifted to Bhagalpur.

The naxalites carried out the attack despite a red alert sounded by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the light of the caution issued by the Union Home Ministry that terrorists from Pakistan had entered the country and Bihar was one of their targets for causing disturbance.

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