In a surprise attack by the Maoists, four security personnel were killed and their arms looted in Jhargram sub-division of Naxal affected West Midnapore district on Sunday.
Kuldip Singh, IG (Western Range), said the jawans of the Eastern Frontier Rifles were attacked when they were patrolling near a police camp close to a school in Gidhni Bazaar area under Jamboni police station.
The bodies of all the four jawans were lying at the bazaar area. The Maoists escaped with arms looted from the slain jawans.
The incident took place at around 5.30 pm after the Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and senior state government officials left West Midnapore district for Kolkata after a two-day visit, police said.