Two securitymen injured in Maoist blast

A team of the elite anti-naxal force Special Operation Group (SOG) was returning after conducting combing operation when the landmine exploded at Jugipalur, they said. Two SOG jawans were injured in the explosion, district Superintendent of Police Anup Sahu said adding injuries sustained by them were minor in nature.

In another attack, armed Maoists blew up a mobile phone tower in Machhkund area of the district besides ransacking the tehsil office and setting afire official records and documents, he said.

Vehicular movement between Machhkund and Lamptapur was disrupted as the red rebels blocked the connecting road by felling trees, police said adding steps were being taken to remove the obstacles.

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