Orissa cop injured in Maoist booby trap blast

December 11th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) A policeman was critically injured in a trap laid by the Maoists when a bomb exploded early Thursday in southern Orissa’s Rayagada district, a police official said.Maoists set afire a police outpost at the Danga Sorada village, two houses of policemen and an ale house, locally known as Mada Bhati, where country liquor is served.

“When policemen reached the outpost, the booby trap left by the rebels in a leaflet exploded,” District Superintendent of Police A.K. Singh told IANS by telephone.

He said a police constable was injured in the blast.

Rayagada is about 300 km from here.

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