Maoist attack police camp, four cops killed

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    Maoist attack police camp, four cops killed
    India - 9 June 2011

    RAIPUR: Four policemen were killed in an early morning Maoist attack on Jhara camp in Narayanpur district, 250 kms from the state capital.

    The attack took place around six in the morning, said Narayanpur SP Mayank Srivastava.

    "There was firing for 2-3 directions. Our party fired back and tried to chase the Maoists. One head constable and three constables were killed at close quarters. Two weapons, including one AK 47 were taken away by the Maoists," he said.

    Jhara police camp was established two months ago at a sensitive location at the base of a hill, a few kilometres away from the field where 27 CRPF jawans were ambushed and killed last year June.



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    Maoists use mortars in attack on police camp, 5 cops dead
    India - 9 June 2011

    NARAYANPUR: Five policemen were shot dead at close range, as a newly opened police camp came under Maoist attack in the early hours of Thursday morning, 25 kms from the district headquarters.

    While Maoist attacks are frequent in Bastar region, Thursday's attack stood out for two reasons: the location and the use of two inch mortars by the Maoists.

    South from the district headquarters, between two CRPF camps, the Narayanpur-Orchha road twists through a desolate hill range overlooking a valley called Jhara Ghati. Two kilometres ahead, near Dhaudai, 27 CRPF jawans were ambushed and killed last June.

    Considered sensitive, the Jhara Ghati stretch remained unguarded until April this year, when the police opened a camp at the base of the hill.

    By bridging the gap between two CRPF camps, separated by 12 kilometres, the Jhara camp was meant to give the security forces a strategic advantage.

    But on Thursday, the Maoists showed they had the upper edge, as they surrounded the camp, and opened fire, close to 6 am. "The firing came from three directions," said Narayanpur SP Mayank Srivastava.

    But what stunned the police was that the Maoists fired two inch mortars which landed inside the camp but thankfully missed target, exploding without causing any damage. "These are mortars used by security forces. The Maoists perhaps looted them in a previous attack," Srivastava said.

    In Thursday's attack, the Maoists snatched away an AK 47 and an SLR rifle from the dead policemen.



    Source: the Times of India
     

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