Five policemen have been shot dead in an ambush by Maoists near Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. The attack took place this evening when the policemen were patrolling a local market in Saraikela district, about 40 kilometres from Jamshedpur.
The Maoists, said to be two in number, also looted the weapons of the policemen. The location of the attack is close to the West Bengal-Jharkhand border.
Two assistant sub-inspectors and three constables were gheraoed by Maoists and shot dead, police said.
Police officials, including the Superintendent of Police, have reached the spot and further investigation is underway.
National Desk GTM