Saturday, June 20, 2009

5 CRPF ment killed in landmine attack by Naxals in Dantewada

20 Jun 2009, 2234 hrs IST, PTI

RAIPUR: Five CRPF personnel were on Friday killed and 10 injured when the truck in which they were travelling was blown up by Maoists in a landmine
blast in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

The incident took place late evening at Kokanara village, nearly 375 kilometeres from here, Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) T J Longkumer said.

Ten personnel were injured in the blast. They are being taken to a hospital in Jagdalpur.

The CRPF personnel were returning from patrol duty to Tonagapal from Sukama and had taken lift in the truck when they were ambushed, police said, adding Maoists and security personnel also exchanged fire.

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