March 27th, 2012
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15 CRPF men killed in naxal attack

gadchiroli-naxal-attackGadhchiroli: 15 CRPF personnel were killed in a Naxal attack in Gadchiroli at Maharashtra when their vehicle was blown up by a landmine blast. The death toll is likely to rise as the blast targeted a bus full of CRPF personnel. The blast took place at an area under Dhanora police station near Pashutola killing the personnel belonging to the CRPF’s 192 Battalion.

The CRPF personnel were a part of a road opening party and were travelling from Pushtola to Gatta in the district, which has Chhattisgarh on its east, Andhra Pradesh in the south and Madhya Pradesh on the north. Relief activity has been difficult as the place is pretty isolated and not easily accessible.

Combing of the area has already begun, they said.Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil is expected to make a statement in the Assembly on the attack.”I am gathering information and will make a statement in the House,” Mr Patil told reporters in Mumbai.

This is not the first time that Naxals have struck in the area. In 2009, 17 people were killed, while in 2011, four policemen were killed in the area.



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