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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
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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.