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The Indian Herald

February 9, 2009

Eight policemen killed in Naxalite ambush

At least eight policemen were feared killed when suspected Maoists attacked a police vehicle in the forest area of Nawada district in Bihar on Monday.

Initial reports said that eight police personnel died in the attack. Though it is feared that the toll may go up. Senior police officials said that the Maoists were responsible for the killings.

It is learnt that the policemen were going to a village to attend a programme on the occasion of Saint Ravi Das Jayanti when the ultra-leftists who had prior information about the arrival of police, launched the attack.

The policemen were reportedly travelling in a landmine proof vehicle. Senior police officials have rushed to the spot of the attack, which is close to the border of Jharkhand state.

More details were awaited about the incident. The latest attack comes within days of the deadly Naxalite strike in Gadhchiroli in Maharashtra where nearly 15 policemen had died in a Maoist attack.

TIH Bureau

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