Five police officers feared dead after blast

A land mine thought to have been planted by communist rebels exploded today in eastern India, and police believe five officers may have been killed in the blast, a news agency reported.

A land mine thought to have been planted by communist rebels exploded today in eastern India, and police believe five officers may have been killed in the blast, a news agency reported.

The explosion took place when the officers went to a school in the West Singhbhum district of the India’s Jharkhand state to defuse land mines planted by communist rebels active in the region, said the Press Trust of India, quoting Deputy Inspector General of Police Anurag Mathur.

He said the rebels had laid the mines in the school to target police who usually stop at there during patrols.

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