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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Naxal put trap for police, blast Jeep at Latehar, three security personnel killed, two injured

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 Naxal put trap for police, blast Jeep at Latehar, three security personnel killed, two injured
 Clean Media Correspondent
Ranchi, Feb 01 (CMC) Three policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were on Wednesday killed and two others injured when Maoists attacked their jeep near Chetag village in Latehar district of Jharkhand.

"Maoists first triggered a landmine blast and opened fire on the police jeep, killing three policemen and wounding two others," Director General of Police GS Rath told Clean Media.

One of them was an ASI of the district police, he said.

The injured were referred to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi where the condition of one of the injured was serious, he said.

The encounter broke out at Chetag, about 2.5 km from Balumath police station, when Maoists challenged the police who were on their way to Dhadu village near the National Highway to investigate a case, he added. He said that three of the security men escaped from the spot safely.

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