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Jharkhand: Five policemen killed in Maoist ambush in Saraikela

Jharkhand: Five policemen killed in Maoist ambush in Saraikela

In an ambush, five policemen were shot dead by 15 bike-borne Maoists in Kurku market area in Saraikela district in Jharkhand, ML Meena, ADG (Ops), Jharkhand said. The attack happened at around 6.30 pm while the police were patrolling the area, police said.

Police also said that the Maoists snatched the guns of the two Assistant sub-inspectors and three constables and crossed the state into West Bengal.

The news comes weeks after 13 personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jharkhand Police were injured in a series of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts allegedly triggered by Maoists in the same area.

All of the injured were airlifted to Ranchi for treatment.

This is a developing story. More details awaited.