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.
- Five troopers die as CRPF truck hits Maoist landmine (Lead) - Jun 21, 2009
- Maoists blow up CRPF vehicle, kill trooper in Chhattisgarh - Aug 06, 2012
- Maoist landmine blast kills 12 cops in Chhattisgarh (Second Lead) - Jun 21, 2009
- CRPF trooper killed in Maoist attack - Sep 18, 2011
- Five policemen killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attacks - Jun 27, 2011
- Three CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack (Second Lead) - Jun 11, 2011
- 12 cops killed in Chhattisgarh landmine blast - Jun 21, 2009
- Landmines recovered in Chhattisgarh - Apr 28, 2011
- Maoists kill 26 security personnel in deadly Chhattisgarh attack (Night Lead) - Jun 30, 2010
- Chhattisgarh on alert as Maoists mark anniversary - Sep 21, 2011
- Maoists kill five security men in Chhattisgarh (Second Lead) - Aug 29, 2010
- Maoist landmine blast kills five CRPF men in Chhattisgarh (Lead) - May 18, 2011
- Three troopers killed in Chhattisgarh blast - Oct 07, 2011
- Maoists kill 26 in deadly Chattisgarh attack (Third Lead) - Jun 30, 2010
- Three CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack (Lead) - Jun 11, 2011