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12 Jharkhand policemen killed in landmine blast

August 30, 2008 16:11 IST

Twelve policemen were killed on Saturday when their jeep was blown up in a landmine blast in Maoist infested East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

The policemen led by sub-inspector Ravi Kant, in-charge of the Digha police picket, were on a long-range patrol when the landmine planted by suspected Maoists exploded, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhusudan Bari.

All the 12 occupants of the truck died on the spot.

Superintendent of Police Navin Kumar Singh has rushed to the spot, Bari said.

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