Published On: Wed, Jun 27th, 2018

Six security personnel killed in Jharkhand Maoists attack

Ranchi: Maoist terrorists exploded a landmine in Jharkhand’s Latehar district, killing six security personnel, officials said on Wednesday.

After the landmine blast, the Maoists fired at the security personnel

The attack took place at Budha Pahad area when the six were engaged in security operations late on Tuesday.

Due to bad weather, the injured security personnel were not airlifted by helicopter for treatment.

On Wednesday, amid rains, security forces and Maoist terrorists exchanged gunfire in the same area.

According to police, a gun battle had taken place between the security forces and Maoists on Sunday also.

The police had launched a search operation for the Maoists based on intelligence inputs. The maoists ambushed them on Tuesday by tracking their movement.

After the landmine blast, the Maoists fired at the security personnel.

Jharkhand Director General of Police DK Pandey said the operation will continue at Budha Pahad till the Maoists were eliminated. Additional forces have been deployed in the area and both the police and the Central Reserve Police Force have intensified their operation.

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