Four CISF jawans killed in landmine blast in Chhattisgarh
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 21:52
Raipur: In fresh Naxal violence in Chhattisgarh, four CISF jawans were killed in a landmine blast on sunday when their jeep was blown up while four Maoists including a woman were shot dead by police in separate encounters.

The blast triggered by the Naxals occurred when jawans of the Central Industrial Force (CISF) were patrolling in Dantewada district's Bicheli area, Amresh Mishra, the District's Superintendent of Police, told a news agency.

When the CISF's Bolero jeep reached depot number 10, the Naxalites triggered the blast killing four and injuring two, IG R K Vij said. The injured have been admitted to a local hospital, he said.

The security-men were posted at the National Mining Development Corporation in the area, he said.

Police in its campaign against Naxals gunned down two ultras in Bijapur and Kanker district and recovered arms and ammunition, senior police officials told the news agency.

Superintendent of Police, Bijapur district, Avinash Mohanty said that Naxals opened fire on an anti-Naxal squad comprising district police and special police officials when it was patrolling Basguda police station limits early morning.

The police team killed three Naxals in retaliation and their bodies were recovered from the spot along with a .12 bore rifle, 15 kg explosives and a motorcycle, he said.

Meanwhile, a woman Naxal was killed in another police encounter took place at Anjrel village in Kanker district, its Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav said.

An anti-Naxal police team was patrolling early morning in the jungles of Anjrel when Naxals opened fire at it. The police fired back in retaliation killing a woman Naxal, he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 21:52

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