As the people on Thursday turned up to vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Naxals triggered an IED blast near a polling booth in Etapalli in Gadchiroli district, police said.
Voting was underway when the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off. No casualties have been reported in the incident.
In a similar incident, a CRPF personnel sustained critical injuries after the Naxals on Wednesday attacked a CRPF convoy of the191 battalion in Gatta area of Ettapalli, which was out on polling duty.
On April 9, a BJP MLA and four others were killed when Naxals triggered an IED blast and attacked their convoy in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, which falls under Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.
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