Two injured in landmine blast in Purulia on polling day

April 30th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Purulia (West Bengal), Apr 30 (ANI): Two Central paramilitary force personnel were injured when Maoists exploded a landmine near a polling booth in Biramdih in West Bengal’s Purulia District on Thursday.

The incident took place at around 7:50 a.m. during patrolling of the area.

Polling was suspended at the booth following the blast.

Security reinforcements have been rushed to the site.

Narhari Mahato from the All India Forward Bloc and Shantiram Mahato from the Congress supported by the Trinamool Congress are the main candidates contesting the polls from this area.

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