Koraput, Feb 1: Five policemen were killed in a landmine blast at Koraput on Wednesday. The suspected Maoist attack took place near Mogarguma village of Pottangi district in Koraput, Odisha.
Five policemen travelling in a mini bus on the Sunki -Salur highway of Andhra- Odisha border were killed in the blast while others were injured. The Odisha Special Armed Police jawans belonged to the 3rd Battalion suggested reports.
Preliminary report suggested that 10 policemen were on their way to Bhubaneswar for driver training the landmine blast took place heavily damaging their vehicle.
Odisha Chief Minister condoled the death of the policemen while terming the attack an act of cowardice.