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Four Jharkhand cops killed in Naxal attack in Latehar district

Armed Maoists opened fire on a patrol van near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station on Friday night, killing the four policemen, including an ASI.

Published: 23rd November 2019 10:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2019 10:51 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

LATEHAR: Four police personnel have been killed in a Naxal attack near a village in Latehar district, police said on Saturday.

Armed Maoists opened fire on a patrol van near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station on Friday night, killing the four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), they said.

The deceased have been identified as ASI Sukra Oraon and home guard jawans Sikander Singh, Jamuna Prasad and Sambhu Prasad, a police officer said.

Another jawan, who was part of the patrol party, escaped the attack as he had gone to attend nature's call, he said.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has condemned the attack and expressed grief over the death of the four police personnel.

Further investigation into the incident is underway.

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