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Maoist attack kills 8 in Jharkhand

Update : 25 Apr 2014, 03:38 AM

Eight people including five policemen were killed on Thursday evening when a bus carrying them was blown off by the Maoists in Jharkhand's Dumka district.

The conductor of the bus is also feared dead, according to an Indian daily.

Director general of Indian Police Rajiv Kumar said since the site of the ambush was hard to reach, evacuation of the dead and injured was taking time.

“Tragedy could have been averted if the policemen heeded security instructions exhorting them to avoid travelling on any vehicle in Maoist-hit areas,” he said.

Jharkhand police spokesperson Anurag Gupta said the rescue team has found bodies of eight people from the blast site.

The deceased have been identified as assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) RN Singh, a Havildar (name not known), constable Ravinder Kujur, and two other policemen.

Identities of the polling party staffs were being ascertained.

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