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Cops escape landmine attack by Maoists in Bihar

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Gaya: Several police personnel involved in anti-naxal operation had a narrow escape as two landmines, planted by Maoists, exploded few metres ahead of the patrol vehicle which was about to cross the site of the blast near Birnawan village in Bihar’s Gaya district, cops said today.

“The police personnel were moving across the area in a vehicle when Maoists triggered the landmines in quick succession. Luckily, the blasts happened a few metres ahead of the vehicle late last night without causing any harm to the security men,” Magadh Range Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Pradeep Shrivastava said.

Additional forces have been sent in the area, he said.

Gaya is counted at the top among the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) districts in the state.

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