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7 policemen killed in India blast

Update : 11 May 2014, 10:54 AM

At least seven policemen have been killed and two others injured in a land-mine blast triggered by Naxals in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday.

Quoting a senior police officer, the Indian Express has reported on Sunday.

“We have lost seven of our men in the attack carried out by Naxalites. The incident occurred in Gadchiroli,” the police officer said.

The incident took place at 9:40am on Sunday morning when the policemen were moving for an operational task in the forest between Pavimuranda and Murmuri villages in Chamorshi Taluka of the district and Naxals blew up the vehicle, the report said.

Officials said the slain security personnel belong to the specialised C-60 anti-Naxal operations force of Maharashtra.

The injured have been airlifted to Nagpur while additional reinforcements of security personnel have been sent, they said.

After the landmine blast, there was an exchange of fire between the police and Maoists.

 Firing is still going on in the forest area, police said.

The Maoist attacks comes days after five police personnel and three polling officials were killed when suspected Maoists targeted the bus in which they were travelling in Sikaripara block of Jharkhand’s Dumka district on April 24.

On March 11, fifteen security persons were killed in Chattisgarh’s Sukma district.

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