Maoist bomb kills trooper in Jharkhand

November 7th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Nov 7 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed when a bomb planted by Maoists exploded in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district Sunday, police said.

The CRPF personnel were on a search operation on Jhumra hills in the district, around 160 km from here, when they spotted a Maoist flag near Jamunia Jora village.

Trooper Basumatari went to remove the flag, which triggered the bomb killing him on the spot.

Maoists have used flag-triggered bombs to trap security personnel in the past also.

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