Saturday, December 02, 2006

Maoists detonate landmines near Purulia

Maoists detonate landmines near Purulia
Purulia (WB), Dec 02: Suspected Maoists detonated six landmines in quick succession with remote control devices at a barren patch of land along Purulia's border with Jharkhand this afternoon creating panic in nearby areas.

The area is close to Bandwan, a Naxalite stronghold.

District Police Superintendent A K Prasad had rushed to the site with reinforcements.

Police said it was the handiwork of Maoists aimed at creating panic, police said adding their experts had collected splinters and started investigations.

An anti-mine vehicle had started detection operations in the entire area.

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