Three security personnel injured in encounter with Maoists

Last Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 22:05

Chaibasa (Jharkhand): Three security
personnel were injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoists in
West Singhbhum district on Saturday.

A joint security team comprising the state police and
CRPF were combing the Maoist stronghold of Saranda forest when
the ultras attacked them near Mamai, Zonal Inspector General
of Police, Rezi Dung Dung, said.

The Maoists attacked the security personnel by firing
from the hilltop, the IGP said, adding that three personnel
sustained injuries when the ultras hurled hand grenades from
the hilltop.

While one of the security personnel was seriously
injured, two others suffered splinter injuries, Dung Dung
said.

All the three injured have been shifted to a hospital
in Ranchi.

West Singhbhum SP Akhilesh Kumar Jha and other senior
CRPF officers were camping there, the IGP said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 22:05

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