Maoist violence kills six in Chhattisgarh

April 16th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, April 16 (IANS) Five polling officials were killed in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district while a security personnel was shot dead in the Maoist stronghold of Dantewada as the state went to polls for its 11 parliamentary seats Thursday.
Police said five members of a zonal reserve polling team members were killed in a landmine blast detonated by Maoists in Rajnandgaon district, 125 km from here.

In the second incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed in Maroki village in Dantewada, about 480 km from here, in an exchange of bullets with guerrillas.

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