Patna, June 10 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force personnel was killed and six others seriously injured Sunday in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in a forested area in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.
CRPF's official Umesh Kumar said that a shootout between security forces and the rebels took place after a landmine blast by Maoists in Dumaria in Gaya about 100 km from here.
"Security forces have surrounded the area where the Maoists are entrenched," he said. Both sides have exchanged several rounds of fire.
Unconfirmed reports said that some Maoists were also killed in the gunbattle but their bodies have not been recovered yet.