Saturday, June 13, 2009

Massive anti-naxal combing operation launched in Jharkhand

June 13th, 2009 - 2:32 pm

Bokarao, June 13 (ANI): A massive combing operation has been launched to apprehend the Naxals who targeted security personnel in Bokaro district on Friday.

The death toll in the incidents has gone up to 11.

The Maoists, who have forced a shutdown in six States, including Jharkhand, attempted to loot the State Bank of India (SBI) branch at Phusro after money was brought there from the Bermo branch of the bank, said Bokaro’s Superintendent of Police, L. P. Singh on Friday.

As two policemen of the escort party stepped out of the bank after depositing the money, the Maoists attacked them and killed them, he added.

At least seven other police personnel were killed, when the anti-landmine vehicle in which they were rushing to the spot got blown off after it ran over an IED at Nawadih, 31 kilometres away.

The killed were part of the additional reinforcements being rushed to the spot.

At least 11 security men had lost their lives on Wednesday in a landmine blast in West Singhbhum district. (ANI)