Maoists injure two Mizo cops, loot rifles

June 22nd, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, June 22 (IANS) A group of Maoist insurgents Sunday injured two personnel of a Mizo battalion in the interiors of Chhattisgarh and made off with their AK-47 rifles, the police said. A group of at least 22 rebels carried out the surprise attack on Mizo security personnel posted at Gadiras village’s weekly market in violence-hit Dantewada district, some 480 km south of capital Raipur.

“Two Mizo jawans sustained serious multiple wounds when rebels attacked them from behind with sharp-edged weapons at the crowded weekly market,” S.I. Baghel, Dantewada’s additional superintendent of police, told IANS.

The injured cops were air-lifted to Raipur for treatment. Reinforcements were rushed to the attack site to apprehend the insurgents and recover the two AK-47 rifles looted from the injured personnel.

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