Naxal strikes in 5 months leave over 100 personnel dead

In the last five months, Naxalites have undertaken a series of deadly attacks against security forces, killing more than 100 police personnel with the CRPF bearing the maximum brunt.

New Delhi: In the last five months,
Naxalites have undertaken a series of deadly attacks against
security forces, killing more than 100 police personnel with
the CRPF bearing the maximum brunt.

The killing spree started at Silda in West Midnapore
district of West Bengal, where the Maoists overan a camp of
the Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR), leaving behind 24 personnel
of the force dead.

On April 4, the renegades triggered a landmine blast
killing 11 security personnel of the elite anti-Naxal force
Special Operations Group (SOG) in Koraput district of Orissa.
Just two days later, they ambushed and shot dead an
entire company of the CRPF in the jungles of Dantewada
district of Chhattisgarh.

In the Dantewada incident, 75 CRPF personnel and one
constable of the state police were massacred.

This attack was followed by an IED blast in Bijapur
district of Chhattisgarh, leaving eight CRPF jawans dead.

The latest deadly Naxal attack again took place in
Dantewada when they blew apart a private bus carrying
civilians and Special Police Officers (SPO) of the state.

As many as 12 SPOs were killed in the attack, that
also claimed civilian lives.

-PTI

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