Chhatisgarh seeks Andhra Pradesh’s help to catch hold of Naxals

November 14th, 2007 - 8:22 am ICT by admin  
A combing operation has been launched in the Tong Guda village area, bordering Andhra Pradesh, which is said to be controlled by the Maoists.

On Friday, Maoist ambushed a group of 21 policemen from Chhatisgarh armed police and the district police, and killed 16 of them.

The policemen were on their way to Pamed police station in Chhatisgarh’s Bijapur District from Cherla village to collect their salary when the Maoists triggered a massive explosion and opened indiscriminate firing on the policemen.

The Pamed police station is reportedly the last sign of government presence in the region, and a proposal to shut it down had already been submitted.

Friday’s attack comes on the heels of one carried out on October 29, in which five Special Police Officers (SPOs) were killed. (ANI)

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