Casualties feared as CRPF truck hits Maoist landmine: PoliceJune 20th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 20 (IANS) Casualties are feared as a truck carrying several paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region hit a landmine planted by suspected Maoists Saturday evening, injuring 11, a police officer said.
The blast occurred in a thickly forested stretch of Tongapal in Dantewada district, some 500 km south of here, when an over 40-member search squad of CRPF men and District Force (DF) was on its way back to its base camp.
“Maoists blasted a truck crowded with CRPF and DF and at least 11 CRPF men injured,” officials at police headquarters said, adding: “Casualties are feared”.
The injured troopers were rushed to Maharani Hospital at Jagdalpur, the headquarters of Bastar district.