Third Maoist attack in 72 hours: four policemen killed in Bastar

The incident took place near Kudhiypada village in Dantewada when 12 CAF men were going towards Kirandul to buy ration.

April 13, 2015 05:16 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 11:28 pm IST - RAIPUR

The injured policemen being rescued from the spot in Dantewada district.

The injured policemen being rescued from the spot in Dantewada district.

In their third strike within 72 hours, Maoists blew up an Anti-Landmine Vehicle of the Chhattisgarh police, killing five jawans in Dantewada district on Monday.

“Maoists targeted an Anti-Landmine Vehicle which was on a search operation near Khudiyapara village of Dantewada around 2.30 p.m. on Monday. The vehicle was carrying 12 jawans of the CAF (Chhattisgarh Armed Force) and the district police, including the driver. Dantewada SP reached the spot immediately after the encounter and rushed the injured jawans to Kirandul hospital. However, four jawans died in the hospital,” said a statement issued by the Chhattisgarh police headquarters in Raipur.

Another jawan succumbed to injuries while being taken to Jagdalpur for treatment, taking the toll to five. Seven jawans were injured, an officer posted in Bastar said.

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