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Updated: April 8, 2010 08:46 IST

Maoists fire at CRPF camp in Dantewada

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Security personnel carry the coffin of a CRPF jawan who was killed in Dantewada Maoist attack, in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. The Maoists fired at a CRPF on Thursday even as search operations continue.
PTI Security personnel carry the coffin of a CRPF jawan who was killed in Dantewada Maoist attack, in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. The Maoists fired at a CRPF on Thursday even as search operations continue.

Maoists on Wednesday night fired at a CRPF camp in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh defying stepped-up security in the wake of Tuesday’s bloodiest-ever attack on security forces.

The Maoists fired four rounds at the CRPF camp in Palampalli village, which was promptly retaliated by the security personnel, Chhattisgarh DGP Viswa Ranjan told PTI.

“This is nothing abnormal. This is a routine activity the Naxals indulge in,” he said.

The Maoists fled after the retaliatory fire in which no casualties were reported.

The firing comes a day after the Maoists wiped out virtually an entire CRPF company, killing 76 CRPF and police personnel in an ambush during a joint offensive against the ultras in the thick forests of Mukrana in Dantewada district.

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