Two police sub-inspectors and two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed when their jeep was targeted by suspected Naxalites on Monday near Perimili village in southern Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.

“It was a one-man ambush, in the sense someone set off the explosion,” said Additional Superintendent of Police Chandrakishore Mina. The incident happened around 4.30 p.m. in the jurisdiction of the Perimili police station under the Aheri subdivision in Bhamragarh taluka.

Gadchiroli police control room told The Hindu over phone that four men were killed in the explosion by Naxalites between 4 pm and 4.30 pm on Monday outside Perimili village.

They had gone to buy some things at the local bazaar and were on their way back when the incident occurred. Those killed are: Maharashtra police sub-inspector Shashikant More (31), sub-inspector Mahendra Nalkul (35), Nivruti Yadav (50), CRPF inspector and a CRPF constable, Anand Gazge.

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