4 cops killed in Naxal attack in Jharkhand’s Latehar district


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

According to the report from the police officials, 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).
The deceased have been identified as ASI Sukra Oraon and home guard jawans Sikander Singh, Jamuna Prasad and Sambhu Prasad.
As per the report, another jawan, who was part of the patrol party, escaped the attack as he had gone to attend nature's call.
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.

With inputs from PTI
Image credit: Asian Age

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