The Maoists exploded landmine on road at Salaiya More apparently targeting the forces led by Dumaria police station officer Awadesh Kumar as the personnel were walking on foot for patrolling, the sources said.
The landmine went off soon after the forces walked away from the spot, they said.
The Maoists later escaped.
Gaya: In a providential escape, about 50 security personnel had a close shave as Maoists triggered a landmine blast at Dumuria in Bihar's Gaya district this evening, police said.
First Published: Monday, January 21, 2013, 20:38