At least 11 policemen killed by Maoists in Bihar

February 9th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) At least 11 policemen, including a police station chief, were killed Monday when suspected Maoist guerrillas attacked them in Bihar’s Nawada district, police sources said.

Armed Maoist guerillas attacked a police team visiting Mahulitand village in Nawada district, some 175 km from here, and shot dead 11 policemen, police sources said.

“Eleven policemen, including officer in-charge of Kauakol police station Rameshwar Ram, were killed by the Maoists,” said an official at the police headquarters here.

Additonal Director General (police headquarters) Neelmani said Ram was invited as the chief guest at a function in Mahulitand village to mark Sant Ravidas Jayanti.

“When an 18-member police team led by Ram reached the village, Maoist guerillas suddenly attacked and shot them dead,” he said.

Official confirmation on what happened to the remaining seven policemen was yet awaited, the police sources said.

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