4 Jharkhand cops killed in Naxal attack

In a shooting, armed maoists took the lives of 4 policemen near Lukiatand village in Jharkhand.

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Four police personnel have been killed in a Naxal attack near a village in Latehar district, police said on Saturday.

Armed Maoists opened fire on a patrol van near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station on Friday night, killing the four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), they said.

The deceased have been identified as ASI Sukra Oraon and home guard jawans Sikander Singh, Jamuna Prasad and Sambhu Prasad, a police officer said.

Another jawan, who was part of the patrol party, escaped the attack as he had gone to attend nature's call, he said.

Further investigation into the incident is underway.

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