Jharkhand: 2 Policemen Killed While Defusing Bomb

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Two policemen were killed and three others injured while defusing a bomb that went off inside a police station in Jharkhand’s Giridih district on Monday, police said.

According to police officials, the accident took place when the members of Anti-Bomb Disposal Squad were defusing bombs that were kept at Saria Police Station of Giridih district. The police had seized these explosives and bombs some six months ago.

On Monday, the Anti-Bomb Disposal Squad members were called to defuse the bombs on the police station premises. While defusing them, one bomb went off, killing two policemen and injuring three others.

The blast was so powerful that it broke windowpanes of nearby houses. The deceased have been identified as Mohamad Ashraf Qureshi and Mahendra Turi.- IANS

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