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Five policemen shot dead by Maoists in Jharkhand

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PTI Seraikela Kharsawan Jun 14, 2019, 09.38 PM (IST)

Five police personnel were shot dead by Maoists on Friday while they were patrolling the area here, officials said. 

According to Sub-Divisional Police Officer Avinash Kumar, the five police personnel - two assistant sub-inspectors and three constables - came under attack while patrolling the Tiruldih police station area of the district along the Jharkhand-Bengal border.

Additional Director General of Police Murari Lal Meena said the Maoists gheraoed the policemen and shot them dead.