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Chhattisgarh: 6 security personnel killed in landmine blast by Maoists in Dantewada

“Six jawans dead and one  injured according to preliminary investigation. Search operation is being held by security forces. Blast could be of high intensity, but the exact details will come after the investigation,” said Sunder Raj P, DIG Anti-Naxal Operation

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 20 May 2018, 14:02:38
Chhattisgarh: 6 security personnel killed in landmine blast by Maoists in Dantewada (Image ANI) Chhattisgarh: 6 security personnel killed in landmine blast by Maoists in Dantewada (Image ANI)

New Delhi: Six security personnel were killed on Sunday in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast, when their vehicle was passing through Cholnar village, in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

“Six jawans dead and one  injured according to preliminary investigation. Search operation is being held by security forces. Blast could be of high intensity, but the exact details will come after the investigation,” said Sunder Raj P, DIG Anti-Naxal Operation

Among the five, three were from the Chhattisgarh Armed Force and two belonged to the district police force. Two more personnel have also been injured.

Reports suggest, the blast took place when the security forces were engaged in search operations.

The Maoists also snatched five automatic rifles, say police sources.

 


First Published: 20 May 2018, 14:02:38

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