Five cops killed in Maoist landmine blast

Monday, October 4, 2010

GADCHIROLI - Five security personnel, including an officer, were killed Monday when a mine exploded under their vehicle as they were returning to their camp in this Maoist-affected Maharashtra district, police said.

The attack by suspected Maoists took place when the police vehicle carrying personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Maharashtra Police was returning after buying provisions in the local market at Permili village, around 5 p.m., Police Sub-Inspector K.B. Uikey said.

The deceased have been identified as CRPF Inspector Nivrutti Jadhav, 45, CRPF constable Anand Pati, 22, and state police Sub-Inspectors Shashi More, 31 and Mahendra Nalpul, 35.

The identity of the fifth security personnel is not yet known, and it could not be confirmed whether the driver of the vehicle also succumbed in the incident.

As per preliminary information, the vehicle was blown up by an explosive, believed to be a landmine, hidden on the road, said Uikey.

Top officials of the district police, the CRPF and Anti-Naxal Squad have rushed to the spot.

Permili village is located around 150 km away from the Gadchiroli district headquarters.

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