Chhattisgarh Naxals Attack: Ten policemen and their driver was killed when their vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) placed by naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Wednesday, Official said.
The Policemen were members of the District Reserve Guard (DRG), a special group of the Chhattisgarh police made up primarily of indigenous tribals trained to combat Maoists.
According to reports, the police personnel were returning from an anti-Maoist operation launched after receiving intelligence inputs on Wednesday afternoon when the vehicle carrying the Jawans was blasted after an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the Aranpur road exploded.
According to reports, the slain police unit was a District Reserve Guards team, a special team designed to combat Naxals.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to assess the situation and promised him of the central government’s full support.
While speaking to reporters, CM Baghel expressed his sadness over the incident and expressed condolences to the bereaved families.
While speaking to reporters, CM Baghel expressed his regret over the occurrence and his condolences to the dead families.
Baghel also warned in a message to Maoist groups that they are nearing the conclusion of their fight with them and that the Naxals will not be spared.
Chhattisgarh Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu told the reporters that a rescue operation had already begun and that the bomb was caused by an IED.
The Maoists, often known as Naxals, launched an armed insurgency against the government that has claimed the lives of hundreds of citizens, police officers, and army personnel over the last six decades.
The Maoists, who are spread across Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and other parts of the country, are fighting the government, claiming that they are left out of the country’s economic incentives, and the fight is for the neglected poor section of society, who are deprived of basic rights.
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