Maoists fire dud `rocket` in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 21:56

Raipur: Maoist guerrillas fired a rocket-like object at a police station in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh Tuesday but it failed to explode, police said.

In another incident, a woman rebel was killed by security forces in Bijapur district, police said.

Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Sandilya told IANS: "Maoist insurgents fired a rocket-like object at Golapalli Police Station from a jungle. The device landed at a spot some distance away and failed to explode. We have seized the object and are examining it."

According to police sources, the object was probably fired from a rocket-launcher. It landed nearly 30 feet away from the police station.

A woman Maoist was killed by the security forces in an hour-long gunfight in Bijapur district in the morning, police said.

Bijapur Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said Central Reserve Police Force troopers and police shot dead the guerrilla in a forest near Sarkeguda village.

Two home-made guns and two bombs were seized from the spot.

Sarkeguda is the place where 17 villagers were killed allegedly by security forces June 28.

IANS




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