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Chhattisgarh: 2 policemen killed in landmine blast

Last Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 21:39

Raipur: At least two policemen were killed in
a landmine blast allegedly carried out by Naxals in Sukma
district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday.

ADG (Naxal operations), Ramnivas told PTI that the
incident took place in Polampalli area.

The policemen were travelling in a Sumo which became the
target of the blast. While Constable Surya Kartam and police
driver Suryaprakash Sonvani were killed, two others -- Nanda
Sinh and Rajaram -- were injured.

Ramnivas said a police team was being led by ASP Darshan
Singh Maravi. The blast took place three km off Polampalli,
when the team was returning to Doranpal.

Suspected Naxals also fired on police after the blast,
and police retaliated, he said, adding ASP Maravi had not yet
been contacted.

Additional forces have been sent to the spot.


First Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 21:39

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