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Maoists trigger series of explosions in Latehar before polling

Press Trust of India
Apr 10, 2014 at 09:42am IST

Maoists exploded a series of landmines in the forests of Latehar district and exchanged gunfire with security personnel early on Thursday before the polling began for the Chatra Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand.

The landmines were exploded at around 1.30 am, half a km from a picket under Barwadih police station, Latehar Superintendent of Police Michael S Raj told PTI.

A brief gun battle also took place, he said,  however, there was no casualty.

Maoists trigger series of explosions in Latehar before polling

Maoists trigger series of explosions in Latehar before polling

According to police, six landmines were exploded. Maoists posters calling for boycotting of polls were found in some areas of the state like Dhanbad.

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