Two securitymen injured in landmine explosion

Bhubaneswar: Two securitymen were injured as landmines planted by Maoists exploded during combing operation in Kandhamal district on Tuesday, police said.

Three landmines exploded during combing operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) in Sonepur ghati forest of Daringbadi area, while two claymore mines were recovered from the site, Kandhamal Superintendent of Police J N Pankaj said.

Two SOG personnel, who were injured in the explosions, were admitted to a nearby hospital, Pankaj said adding some Maoist literature and live cartridges were also recovered from the area.

Three suspected Maoists were arrested during the operation in the area, while some others detained for interrogation, the SP said.