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6 securitymen injured in Naxal ambush in J'khand

Six police personnel were injured in a landmine blast and subsequent encounter with CPI (Maoist) activists.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 17:41 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Six police personnel were injured, including one seriously, in landmine blast and subsequent encounter with activists of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) at Bakrakocha Pahar in extremist-hit Ghorabandha in Jharkahnd's East Singhbhum district on Wednesday.

The police personnel said when they were on patrolling in the extremist stronghold area this morning more than 100 extremists triggered two landmine blasts before opening fire on them.

The patrolling party immediately took position and retaliated triggering the encounter in which at least six police personnel sustained injuries. The standoff lasted for over an hour.

Superintendent of Police Ashish Batra and Additional Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Jha rushed to the spot with adequate forces, sources said.

All the six police personnel, including a sub-inspector Jairam Prasad who is also the officer-in-charge of adjoining Dumaria police station, were admitted to Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur.

Apart from the sub-inspector and a constable of the district police force, four others including a havildar, belonged to the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP), sources said.

The condition of one jawan was stated to be serious and he was shifted to the critical care unit of the hospital.

First Published: Mar 29, 2006 17:41 IST