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Cop killed in Naxal attack on police party in Jharkhand

Chatra: Maoists in Chatra district of Jharkhand yesterday night attacked a police party killing one cop and injuring two others.Superintendent of Police SN Jha said the Maoists attacked a police party, triggering an encounter near
cop killed in naxal attack on police party in...
India TV News Desk 25 Dec 2014, 7:57:33 AM IST

Chatra: Maoists in Chatra district of Jharkhand yesterday night attacked a police party killing one cop and injuring two others.

Superintendent of Police SN Jha said the Maoists attacked a police party, triggering an encounter near Bhadrakali temple.

The incident took place at around 8 pm in the Itkhori region of the district.

He said a constable was killed in action and two jawans were injured. The injured were admitted to a hospital in Hazaribagh for medical assistance.

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Maoists also triggered a landmine blast, Jha added.

Meanwhile, as soon as the concern administration was informed about the incident, they rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.

A massive manhunt has been launched to nab the Naxals behind the attack, police said.

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