Three Chhattisgarh policemen killed in Maoist blast

May 8th, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by admin  

Raipur, May 8 (IANS) Three policemen were killed Thursday when Maoist guerrillas exploded a land mine in a forested stretch in Chhattisgarh, the police said. The incident took place in Kanker district’s Chindgarh village, some 310 km south of here.

Deputy Inspector General Pawan Deo told IANS that one of the dead men was an officer from the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF).

The mine went off when an 11-member police unit tasked with checking roads for land mines stepped over the mine, Deo said over telephone.

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