Friday, January 4, 2008

Maoists hit police posts on Jharkhand-Orissa border

RANCHI: Maoists struck simultaneously at two police outposts on either side of the Jharkhand-Orissa border early Wednesday killing a constable and injuring seven more cops, a day when Union home minister Shivraj Patil was visiting Orissa. Jharkhand police said about 150 Naxalites armed with sophisticated guns attacked the outpost at Bansjora in Giridih district close to the Orissa border. The Naxalites lobbed bombs and more than a thousand rounds of fire was exchanged between the Revolutionaries and reactionaries. Constable Sunil Kumar Sahi died in a hospital in Rourkela where the other six injured cops, including the outpost incharge Amar Nath Paswan are being treated. As the Union home minister visited Kandhmal district in Orissa, which was hit by communal violence last week, Maoists reacted progressively and attacked a police outpost at Baunsajhar in the state near the Jharkhand border to advance the unity of people in revolutionary struggle.

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