One trooper killed in Orissa mine blast
A CRPF trooper was killed and another injured on Friday as Maoists triggered a mine blast in an Orissa district.Updated: Jan 26, 2007 12:19 IST
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed and another injured on Friday as Maoists triggered a mine blast in an Orissa district where they had called for a boycott of Republic Day celebrations.
The blast occurred at about 9.30 am when a CRPF team along with local police officials were returning from clearing a highway near Talkai village, 55 kms from the district headquarters. Maoists had blocked the road with wooden logs, said a police official.
Senior district police officials participating in the official Republic Day celebrations at the district headquarters rushed to the spot, he said.
First Published: Jan 26, 2007 12:18 IST