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Constable killed in Allahabad bomb attack

The incident took place when head constable Ashok Pandey stopped two youths riding motorcycles for checking.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 15:03 IST

A police constable was on Monday killed in a crude bomb attack in Allahabad after which a police team shot dead one of the assailants and arrested the other, a senior official said.

The incident took place at the busy Civil Lines crossing when head constable Ashok Pandey stopped two youths riding motorcycles for routine checking, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Akhilesh Mehrotra said.

He said the youths tried to escape after hurling a crude bomb which exploded killing Pandey.

One of them fell when his vehicle skidded and was arrested and taken to a hospital with splinter injuries while the other attacker was shot dead a few hundred metres from the crossing, the DIG said.

Mehrotra said the identity of the assailants could be established only after the statement of the injured attacker was recorded.

First Published: Sep 18, 2006 14:10 IST