Friday, May 15, 2009

One jawan killed, another injured in naxal attack in Dantewada

Published: May 15,2009

One jawan was killed and another injured as naxalites struck yet again in Chattisgarh's Dantewada district today firing at a helicopter with ailing policemen on board and the cops deployed on ground for its safe passage.

The naxalites opened fire at the private chopper taking ailing cops from Kistaram police station to Jagdalpur for treatment, hitting at its tail at an altitude of about one thousand feet and then targeted the cops positioned on the ground killing one jawan on the spot and injuring another, DIG ( Bastar range) A N Upadhyaya told�media on the phone. Efforts are on to transport the injured jawan out of the area, he said.

Though partially damaged in the attack, the helicopter continued its onward journey and later landed safely at Jagdalpur with all the policemen on board unharmed, he said.

Source: PTI

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