Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Eight killed in Maoist attack in Jharkhand

GUMLA (JHARKHAND): Eight persons, including a leader of local resistance force, were killed when Maoists opened fire at them and set afire their vehicle at Senera village in the district on Tuesday.

The members of Shanti Sena, a local resistance force formed to combat Maoist activities, were on their way to the headquarters in Gumla from Gumra in a vehicle when they came under a volley of fire by the ultras hiding nearby, DIG (headquarters), R K Mullick said.

As the Sena members returned the fire, the Maoists set ablaze the vehicle.

While all the eight members were killed, it was not immediately clear whether they died of bullet injuries or were burnt alive by the ultras, the official said

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