IED blast in Chhattisgarh, 5 police personnel killed


Raipur: In the first major Maoist attack, allegedly a bus ferrying them blew up in the Narayanpur district in Chhattisgarh. The police said at least three District Reserve Guard jawans and one police personnel were killed and 14 others injured in an IED blast which has triggered by Naxals.

The police claim that the Maoist strike targeted a bus carrying more than 20 security personnel. They also added the IED blast took place between Kanhargaon and Kadenar villages under Dhaudai police station limits. DM Awasthi, the director-general of police “The incident has also left 14 security personnel injured, including two critically, who were airlifted to Raipur." The Maoists triggered a landmine blast near a culvert when the bus was passing through the under-construction Barsoor-Palli road, which is surrounded by the dense forest of Abhujmad.

The deceased have been identified as head constables Pawan Mandavi and Jaylal Uike, constable Sevak Salam, constable Karan Dehari who was driving the bus, and assistant constable Vijay Patel Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel condemned the incident. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said he had directed state police officials to ensure the best care for the injured.



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