Eleven security personnel were killed and six others injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in the Naxal-affected West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on Wednesday, 10 June 2009.
The incident took place in Serengda-Aruanga village of the district when a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and local police was returning in a mini truck after a two-day patrolling in Naxal-infested Saranda forest, Director General of Police (DGP) V D Ram said.
He said the Maoists triggered the blast killing 11 policemen, including a CRPF Inspector.
The attack comes just a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke about the Red threat in Parliament.
"If Left-wing extremism continues to flourish in many parts of country which have tremendous resources of minerals and other precious things then that will certainly affect the climate for investment. In dealing with Left-wing extremism we have to convince some of the misguided youth that violence is no way of solving any problem," Singh had said while replying to the Lok Sabha Debate on President's address.
(With inputs from PTI)