Patna: Seven people, including six police officials, were killed Friday when Maoist guerrillas triggered a landmine blast in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.
The incident took place around noon in Gaya district's Uchla village near Sherghati, about 100 km from here, when Maoists blew up a patrolling vehicle of the Roshanganj police station.
Six police personnel and a villager were killed, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Magadh range, N.H. Khan told reporters. He added that a combing operation had been launched.
The guerrillas also looted weapons of the policemen killed.
Gaya is considered a Maoist stronghold.