Landmine blasts in Jharkand by Maoists kills five policemen, two civilans

Ranchi: Five policemen and two civilians were killed by the banned Maoist group, CPI-Maoist, in a landmine blast in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Wednesday evening, police said on Thursday.

The blast, which took place near Kalapahari area of the district, around 170 km from Ranchi, was so powerful that it was heard by people in nearby villages.

 Landmine blasts in Jharkand by Maoists kills five policemen, two civilans

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The explosion around 5.30 pm on Wednesday hit a vehicle carrying more than 10 policemen. Six policemen were injured and airlifted to Ranchi in the night.

IANS

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Updated Date: Jan 28, 2016 12:36:51 IST