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Chattisgarh police station attacked, 1 dead

A communication tower was also blown up, cutting off links between Jashpur district and the other areas.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2006 10:52 IST

A constable was killed and four other policemen were injured in a Naxalattack at a police station in Jashpur district of Chattisgarh early Monday morning, a senior police official said.

"A large number of Naxalites attacked the Arra police outpost in the district, killing one constable and injuring four policemen, before escaping with some weapons," Director General of Police Om Prakash Rathor told.

The Naxals also blew up the communication tower, cutting off the link between Jashpur district, which borders Jharkhand, and other areas, he added.

"I have talked to the Jharkhand DGP as the Naxalites might have come from Simdegah and Gumla districts to carry out the attack. A joint combing operation is being planned," he added.

Senior police officials have rushed to the spot and efforts are being made to restore the communication link, the DGP said.

First Published: Feb 06, 2006 09:52 IST