Chhattisgarh: Maoist attack leaves 4 CRPF jawans dead, 2 wounded
Four personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an attack by Maoists in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday. The attack, carried out using an improvised explosive device (IED), also left two CRPF jawans wounded. Despite reinforcements being rushed to the spot after the attack, none of the Maoist attackers were apprehended. Here are the details.
In the attack, an anti-landmine vehicle was blown up
The attack took place at around 4pm when an anti-landmine vehicle carrying six CRPF personnel from the 168th Battalion was blown up using a powerful IED. The blast took place a mere kilometer away from the CRPF's Murdanda camp in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, and it was fortunate that others were not killed or injured in the powerful blast.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh was campaigning in the neighboring district
The attack took place on a day when Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh launched the ruling BJP's campaign in the neighboring district of Sukma. The first phase of the Assembly polls will be held on November 12, and will cover 18 constituencies in eight Naxal-affected districts. The voting for the rest of the constituencies will take place on November 20. Results will be declared on December 11.