11 CRPF personnel killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

June 21st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Dantewada (Chattishgarh) June 21 (ANI): At least 11 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and eight were injured when the truck in which they were travelling hit a landmine planted by Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district.

The blast took place on Saturday evening at Kokanara village, nearly 375 kilometres from Raipur, when an over 40-member search squad of CRPF men and District Force (DF) was on its way back to its base camp.

According to sources, a 53-member joint police-CRPF team had gone on patrol after getting information that the militants had burnt down a truck near Kokanara village.

They were coming back from patrol and had boarded two trucks and a jeep when the naxals ambushed them. (ANI)

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