Bihar: 6 policemen killed in Maoist landmine blast

Six policemen were killed late tonight as armed Maoists triggered a landmine blast blowing up a jeep on patrol in Bihar`s Sheohar district two days before the second phase of assembly polls.

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2010, 00:29 AM IST

Sheohar: Six policemen were killed
late tonight as armed Maoists triggered a landmine blast
blowing up a jeep on patrol in Bihar`s Sheohar district two
days before the second phase of assembly polls.

"The ultras detonated a landmine blast targeting a police
patrol passing over a small culvert at Jhitkahi in which five
policemen, including the SHO of Shyampur Bhatha police station
Pravin Kumar Singh, were killed," Director General of Police
Neelmani told PTI.

"Among those killed are four Special Auxiliary Police
(SAP) personnel and the driver of the jeep," he said.
Another SAP jawan injured in the landmine blast was
rushed to a nearby hospital.

The site of the blast was 35km from Seohar town.

-PTI