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Chhattisgarh: Naxals blow up CRPF vehicle; 2 jawans, 9 Naxals dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 18:20

Raipur: Two CRPF jawans were killed in a
landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh`s Bijapur
district here on Tuesday, hours after nine extremists were gunned
down in an operation in Dantewada.

The incident occurred near Murtanda village, 280 kms
from here, when a bullet-proof vehicle was on its way back
from Awapally after ferrying jawans of Timapur-based 168
battalion of CRPF, Additional SP BPS Rajbhanu told PTI over

"The Naxals blew up the vehicle by setting off a
landmine resulting in the death of the driver and a
constable," he said.

Nine Naxals were killed in a fierce encounter with
CRPF and state police personnel in Chhattisgarh`s Dantewada
district, 383 kms from here.


First Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 18:20
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