Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Maoists attack police station in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Dec 25 (IANS) Heavily armed Maoists attacked a police station in Chhattisgarh's restive southern Dantewada district late Monday evening, but were repulsed by the police force.

The insurgents sneaked back into the forests without inflicting any casualty, police said.

"Heavily armed Maoists opened gunfire all around on a forested police station in Jagargunda late in the evening but police retaliated with heavy firing that forced militants to run for cover in the nearby forests," top police sources told IANS.

The official said the police were apprehending more attacks by the rebels late in the night as the Maoists had made a massive build up in a forested hamlet close to Jagargunda police station, some 460 km south of state capital Raipur.

Dozens of police stations in Dantewada district, mostly based in forested interiors, have been alerted after the failed rebel attack.

IANS

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