Munger (Bihar): In a pre-dawn strike, Maoists posing as CRPF personnel attacked a village in the district on Saturday, leaving six villagers dead.

The heavily-armed rebels attacked Kareili village around 5 AM and shot dead the villagers including some tribal. While five villagers were killed on the spot, one succumbed to injuries in a hospital.

Deputy General of Police Neelmani said the rebels posing as CRPF personnel came in two vehicles and shot dead the villagers.

Heavy reinforcements led by Superintendent of Police P Kanan have reached the spot and a combing operation is on in the jungles to track down the ultras. Meanwhile, ultras burnt five houses of villagers at Chando village in Bihar's Gaya district late Friday night, police said.

Over 70 Naxalites raided the village and torched the houses. The Naxalites also accused the villagers of working as police informers.

(Agencies)