Five policemen were killed in a Maoist attack at Jharkhand's Saraikela district on Friday, police said.
This was the third attack on security forces by the left-wing rebels since the Lok Sabha polls ended last month.
According to a police spokesperson, Maoist guerrillas attacked a police patrol at Kukru Bazar under Tiruldih police station area of Saraikela district, killing two Assistant Sub-Inspectors and three constables. The rebels also took away the rifles of the killed police personnel.
Following the incident, additional troops from the district headquarters were rushed to the spot.
A security personnel was killed and four others injured in a gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand's Dumka district on June 2. On May 28, 16 security personnel were injured in Maoist landmine blast in Seraikela.
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