Two police officers injured in Naxal attack

Raipur, Jan 6 (PTI) Two police officers were seriously injured in a bomb attack by Naxals today while a villager was killed by the extremists in a separate incident in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, officials said.

Dantewada Superintendent of Police Amresh Mishra told PTI by phone that Additional S P D N Maravi and a Special Police Officer were wounded when a ‘pressure bomb’ planted by Maoists went off near Gorkha village.

The incident took place when a police team was on a patrolling mission in the district. The two officers accidentally stepped on the ‘pressure bomb’ hidden underground, he said.

The injured were admitted to the hospital, Mishra said.

In the other incident, a villager Kunjam Munga was killed near Jaggawaram village and his body thrown on the road, he said.

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