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Maoists trigger landmine blast in Andhra Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Visakhatpanm 

The Maoists today triggered a landmine blast near Jakkam village in the Andhra Pradesh-Border (AOB) region, police said.

The ultras also engaged in an exchange of fire with a special party team of theVisakhapatnam District Police, said Visakhapatnam Superintendent of Police Rahul Dev Sharma.

A group of 10 ultras triggered a landmine blast this morning when they noticed a special party team that was combing the area, he said.

The fired upon the police personnel, who retaliatedand after a brief exchange of fire the Maoists fled into the forest, the officer said.

However no causalities were reported, police said, adding combing operations have been intensified in the area.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 22:15 IST