Policemen killed in twin landmine blasts in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 20:35

Ranchi: Two policemen were killed and as
many injured in twin landmine blasts triggered by Maoists in
West Singhbhum and Palamau districts of Jharkhand during the
fifth and final phase of the state assembly elections on Friday.

The ultras exploded a landmine in Mahur in Hussainabad
constituency in Palamau district, killing one policeman of
Jharkhand Armed Police and injuring two others, Superintendent
of Police Jatin Narwal said.

Havildar Satyandra Singh of Jharkhand Armed Police, who
was injured by splinters during the explosion, was rushed to
hospital at Mohammadganj where he died of his injuries four
hours later.

A chowkidar and sweeper, who also suffered injuries in
the blast, were airlifted to Ranchi, the officer said.

A security personnel of the CRPF was killed in the blast
at Titlighat in Saranda Forest under Jagannathpur assembly
constituency in West Singhbhum district, Deputy Inspector
General of Police Manoj Kumar said.


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First Published: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 20:35

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