Cop seriously hurt in Naxal attack in Andhra

Cop seriously hurt in Naxal attack in Andhra

RAJAHMUNDRY: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of police was seriously injured on Saturday in a mine blast triggered by Naxals in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district.

Ramana Murthy, attached to the Visakhapatnam unit of Grey Hounds (a special anti-Naxal wing of state police), was hurt when the Naxals blasted a claymore mine at Singamkota village of Y Ramavaram mandal, police said.

The injured ASI was air-lifted and admitted to KGH Hospital in Visakhapatnam, they said.

“After the blast the militants, said to be of Gurthadu Dalam, opened fired at the police party which was retaliated,” Officer on Special Duty for East Godavari Satyanarayana said.

In a joint combing operation, Grey Hound’s Visakhapatnam and East Godavari units moved into deep forest areas in Singanikota, but the Naxals managed to escape after the gunbattle, he said.

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