Five policemen killed in Naxal attack in Bihar's Jamui district

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Patna, Aug.23 (ANI): Five policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector have been killed and two injured in a naxal attack in Sono Bazar area of Bihar's Jamui district.

Police sources said four of those killed belonged to the Special Auxiliary Police.

Around 50 armed Maoist activists assembled in the main market roundabaout at Sono and sprayed bullets at the policemen patrolling in a jeep. The Maoists also looted six rifles and ammunition from the policemen before fleeing.

Four policemen died on the spot.The two injured policemen have been admitted to Jamui Hospital.

The attackers fled from the scene of the attack under cover of darkness.

Senior police officials said all entry and exit points of the district have been sealed to nab the ultras.

District Magistrate Prem Singh Meena said the Central Reserve Police Force and the Special Auxiliary Police have cordoned off the area and search operations have been launched. (ANI)

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