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Naxal attack in Jharkhand, 4 cops killed

By PTI
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Latehar, Nov 23: Four police personnel have been killed in a Naxal attack near a village in Latehar district, police said on Saturday.

Armed Maoists opened fire on a patrol van near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station on Friday night, killing the four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), they said.

Naxal attack in Jharkhand, 4 cops killed

The deceased have been identified as ASI Sukra Oraon and home guard jawans Sikander Singh, Jamuna Prasad and Sambhu Prasad, a police officer said. Another jawan, who was part of the patrol party, escaped the attack as he had gone to attend nature's call, he said.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has condemned the attack and expressed grief over the death of the four police personnel. Further investigation into the incident is underway.

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