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Maoists attack: Landmine blast killed 7

Koraput: (ONT Bureau)2/2/17:At least seven state policemen were killed and almost five injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists near Sunki in Koraput district of Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border.

Maoists triggered the blast around 5.45 pm in Mogarguma village near Pottangi in Koraput that falls on the Sunki-Salur highway. The vehicle targeted was that of the state armed police. There were assistant drivers inside the bus.

Police said the incident took place on National Highway-26, when the personnel were travelling in a van to Cuttack for training.

Superintendent of Police Charan Singh Meena has said that seven personnel of the district police have been killed while five injured in the landmine blast. They were going for training as assistant drivers. All the injured persons have been admitted to hospitals.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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