Maoists attack CRPF convoy in Chhattisgarh

March 26th, 2009 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS  

Raipur, March 25 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas attacked a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy late Wednesday in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region, police said. No one was injured.
The CRPF convoy was attacked on the National Highway 221 in a forested stretch of Dantewada district, about 400 km south of here.

“Militants opened fire on the convoy and CRPF personnel retaliated. No casualty was reported from any side,” Deputy Inspector General of Police Pawan Deo told IANS.

Dantewada district Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma said CRPF DIG Sahi, who was leading the convoy, and some 40 of his colleagues escaped unhurt in the attack.

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