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2 jawans injured in landmine blast in West Bengal

Maoists exploded a landmine near a polling booth at Biramdih in West Bengal's Purulia district, injuring two Central paramilitary force jawans. The jawans were patrolling the area when the Maoists exploded the landmine following which polling was suspended at the booth.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2009 11:32 IST

Maoists exploded a landmine near a polling booth at Biramdih in West Bengal's Purulia district on Thursday, injuring two Central paramilitary force jawans.

The jawans were patrolling the area when the Maoists exploded the landmine at around 7.50 am following which polling was suspended at the booth, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Yadav said.

The SP said security reinforcements have been rushed to the area.

The main contest in Purulia Lok Sabha seat is between Narhari Mahato (All India Forward Bloc) and Shantiram Mahato (Congress) supported by the Trinamool Congress.