Friday, March 05, 2021

Jharkhand: Maoists set off mine, kill 3 cops sent for combing ops



The incident took place at 8.45 am at the foothills of Lanji Pahar – an area under the Toklo police station of Chakradharpur block -- when personnel of CRPF’s 197 Battalion and Jharkhand Jaguar’s Assault 11 were on their way to reinforce an ongoing combing operation.


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Police said Maoists targeted the jawans and detonated the Claymore mine planted at the foothills of Lanji Pahar. (Representational image)


Three constables of the State Jaguar Police, a task force to deal with Left Wing Extremism, were killed and two others injured in a Claymore mine explosion triggered by Maoists Thursday in the Chaibasa area of West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, police said.

The incident took place at 8.45 am at the foothills of Lanji Pahar – an area under the Toklo police station of Chakradharpur block — when personnel of CRPF’s 197 Battalion and Jharkhand Jaguar’s Assault 11 were on their way to reinforce an ongoing combing operation.

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Police said Maoists targeted the jawans and detonated the Claymore mine planted at the foothills of Lanji Pahar.

Jharkhand DGP Niraj Sinha said: “A combing operation was ongoing, additional force was going to supplement them and three jawans who died were part of it. Two of them died at the spot and another died while he was being carried to the hospital

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/jharkhand-maoists-set-off-mine-kill-3-cops-7214765/


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