Landmine blast in Chattisgarh, India kills eight
Monday, May 10, 2010
Suspected Chattisgarh, India yesterday, blowing up a bullet-proof police patrol in the of the state. It was the first major attack by Maoists in the area since 76 people were killed in an ambush incident at .guerrillas killed eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in
The naxalites detonated an improvised explosive device near Pedakodepal village, located onin Bijapur, then opened fire at security men, confirmed by the Director General of Police of Chattisgarh. The driver of the vehicle was also killed in the incident. One jawan was severely wounded and another missing, he added. The injured are being treated in a hospital.
"It appears that the security personnel ignored the instruction not to travel in any kind of vehicle in the naxal-infested areas," Home Minister of Chattisgarhsaid. "The Maoists appear to be working with a better intelligence network and the forces need to be more alert."
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