Sunday, April 22, 2007

Maoists trigger landmine blast in Giridih, five cops hurt

Giridih (Jharkhand), April. 22 (PTI): At least five policemen were injured when Maoists triggered a landmine blast near Urdango village in Giridih district today.

The condition of three of the injured was serious, Superintendent of Police Arun Singh said.

The vehicle in which they were travelling drove over the landmine, he said.

The vehicle was the last of five used by a police team returning from Urdango after distributing clothes and other articles to people as part of a community service scheme.

The incident came a day after police shot dead two Naxalites and arrested six rebels at Chandli village in the same district.

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