One killed as Maoists attack police jeep in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:04

Ranchi: One person was killed when Maoist guerrillas ambushed a police jeep in Jharkhand`s Latehar district and fired at security personnel, police said on Thursday.

A Special Armed Police (SAP) personnel was shot dead and another injured when their jeep was attacked late Wednesday in Latehar`s Chormunda valley, 145 km from here. The exchange of firing went on for more than one-and-a-half hours.

The SAP personnel were returning to Netarhat when the attack took place, police said.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of Jharkhand`s 24 districts. According to police estimates, nearly 1,500 people have been killed in Maoist-related violence in the last eight years.

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First Published: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:04

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