Naxal attack in Kandhmal, 3 CRPF men dead

Three constables of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday lost their lives in a landmine attack triggered by the Naxals in Orissa’s Kandhmal district.

Bhubaneswar: At least three policemen were killed and three critically injured when Maoists blew up their vehicle Thursday in Odisha`s Kandhamal district on Thursday.

According to reports, a concealed land mine exploded when half-a-dozen police personnel, mostly constables, were on their way to a site where the rebels had triggered an explosion a day earlier.

Today’s attack took place in a forested area near Srirampur village, about 380 km from here, Deputy Superintendent of Police G.C. Behera told reporters.

Maoists are active in more than half of Odisha and Kandhamal is considered to be a Maoist bastion.

IANS

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