Police officer, 2 others injured in landmine explosion

Three persons, including a station house officer (SHO), were injured in a landmine explosion triggered by Maoists near Siwaipati, on the border of Bihar`s Muzaffarpur and East Champaran districts, Monday.

Updated: May 02, 2011, 22:42 PM IST

Motihari: Three persons, including a
station house officer (SHO), were injured in a landmine
explosion triggered by Maoists near Siwaipati, on the border
of Bihar`s Muzaffarpur and East Champaran districts, Monday.

ADG (Headquarters) Rajbardhan Sharma said the
militants, who had planted a landmine, detonated it through
a remote device as a police jeep was passing by.

The SHO of Rajepur police station in East Champaran
district, one `chowkidar` and a civilian driver got injured in
the explosion, Sharma said.

Earlier reports, however, said five police personnel
were injured in the landmine explosion.

The Special Task Force, Bihar police, led by SPs of
the two districts, was busy in combing operation.

The Maoists have called for boycott of panchayat
elections in Bihar.

PTI

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