Maoists attack NMDC complex, gunbattle rages
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 23:46
Dantewada: Around 50 armed Naxals tonight attacked a complex of state-owned National Mineral Development Corporation, which is said to house large quantities of explosives, triggering a gunbattle with CISF personnel guarding the key economic installation.

Official sources said the Naxals attacked the premises of the firm in Bacheli in the evening and an encounter is currently on with the CISF personnel.

There was, however, no immediate report of any casualty on either side.

Sources said the Maoists entered the Corporation complex and burnt some vehicles. The complex is said to have large quantity of explosives used in mining.

The attack was apparently aimed at looting explosives from the NMDC complex, said the sources.

A contingent of CISF personnel reached the NMDC complex late tonight even as intermittent exchange of fire was on between the Maoists and the security men.

NMDC currently operates a number of mines in Bailadila hills of the district.


First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 23:46

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