Midnapore: Four CRPF personnel were Wednesday
killed and two injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals at
Lalgarh in West Bengal on the second day of their bandh called
in five states.
The blast comes a day after Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram asked the Naxals to abjure violence and come for
The CRPF men had set out from their camp at Goaltore
market to patrol nearby villagers on foot when the blast took
place at Ramgarh in Lalgarh police station area in West
Midnapore district at 1130 hrs.
"Four CRPF jawans and two were injured in an IED blast
set off by Naxals," M Nageswar Rao, CRPF Inspector General of
Police, Eastern Sector said.
Those killed included three constables besides the
driver of the SUV in which they were travelling. The vehicle
was badly damaged in the explosion.
The blast left a five-feet-deep crater on the
Maoists had on Monday blown up a bus in Dantewada
district of Chhattisgarh, killing 35 people, including 14
special police officers.
The Maoists also shot dead a CPI(M) party worker, Ajit
Mondol, at Basantpur village under Binpur police station area
claiming that he was a police informer.