Maoists trigger land-mine blast in Jharkhand; seven dead, six injured

At least seven policemen were killed and six others were injured in a Maoist land-mine blast in Chattarpur area of Palamu in Jharkhand.

Maoists trigger land-mine blast in Jharkhand; seven dead, six injured
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Ranchi: At least seven policemen were killed and six others were injured in a Maoist land-mine blast in Chattarpur area of Palamu in Jharkhand.

"Seven policemen were killed and six others were injured in a Maoist laid land mine blast at police vehicle in Palamu, Jharkhand. Search operations are underway," Jharkhand Director General of Police D.K. Pandey told ANI.

According to reports, a mini-bus carrying 12 police personnel was attacked by a Maoist in Palamu yesterday night.

The attack comes after a relatively quiet 2015, when for the first time since 2011, there hadn't been a single Naxalite attack on police stations in Jharkhand.

With ANI inputs

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