Eleven killed in Chhattisgarh landmine blast

May 6th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, May 6 (IANS) As many as 11 people were killed and two others injured Wednesday in a powerful landmine blast planted by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s restive southern Bastsr region, police said.
The incident took place in Dantewada district’s forested Injeram area. The victims include five special police officers (SPO), two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and four tribal civilians.

“The policemen were travelling in a tractor trolley when the insurgents blew it up with a landmine at village Sirguda. As many as 10 people were killed on the spot while another SPO succumbed to injuries later,” Pawan Deo, deputy inspector general (Maoist operation) told IANS.

Deo said that two SPOs who sustained multiple injuries in the attack were rushed to Dantewada for urgent medical attention.

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