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Maoists trigger landmine blast in Bihar, 6 policemen killed

Six policemen were killed late tonight as armed Maoists triggered a landmine blast blowing up a jeep on patrol in Bihar's Sheohar district two days before the second phase of assembly polls.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2010 23:38 IST

Six policemen were killed late tonight as armed Maoists triggered a landmine blast blowing up a jeep on patrol in Bihar's Sheohar district two days before the second phase of assembly polls.

"The ultras detonated a landmine blast targeting a police patrol passing over a small culvert at Jhitkahi in which five policemen, including the SHO of Shyampur Bhatha police station Pravin Kumar Singh, were killed," Director General of Police Neelmani told PTI.

"Among those killed are four Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) personnel and the driver of the jeep," he said.

Another SAP jawan injured in the landmine blast was rushed to a nearby hospital.

The site of the blast was 35km from Seohar town.