Statesman News Service
Ranchi, March 3. — After their attack in Dantewada in Chhattisgarh-Andhra Pradesh border, Maoists today struck in Jharkhand killing at least four state police and Central Industrial Security Force personnel. The incident happened late this afternoon after more than one hundred armed Maoists stormed a police outpost and blew up a CISF barrack in Dugdah police station area of Bokaro district. Several other CISF and state police personnel were reported to be seriously injured when reports last came in.
Sources from the locality said many CISF jawans were still lying under the rubble of the blown up barrack building. According to senior police officers of Bokaro, around one hundred extremists came in the guise of a marriage party with bands and other musical instrument and first surrounded the Bokaro-Jharia outpost. Soon they opened fire and before police could understand what was happening, two police personnel were dead. As policemen consolidated their position and started retaliating, the extremists backed out, but only to strike at a CISF barrack. They blew up the barrack building with dynamite, killing two CISF jawans on the spot and injuring many. “We are still waiting for details,” said Mr VD Ram, state DGP.