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01 Feb 2017

5 Odisha police jawans killed in a blast by Maoists

Landmine blast by Maoists

At least five jawans of Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) were reportedly killed and 20 others seriously wounded in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Mogarguma village near the Sunki-Salur highway in Odisha's Koraput district.

There is no official confirmation on the blast or the number of casualties.

The IED was detonated by suspected Maoists. The death toll is expected to rise.

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Landmine blast by Maoists

Intense blast threw bus 70 feet off the road

The blast reportedly targeted a mini-bus carrying 70 jawans and its intensity was so severe that the bus fell down 70 feet off the road.

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