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Chhattisgarh: Nine CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack

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Raipur, March 13 (IANS/VNS) At least nine CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured when Maoists blew up an anti-landmine vehicle in district of Chattisgarh on Tuesday, said a

The blast was followed by a heavy exchange of fire between the security forces and the Maoists, said Vivekanand Sinha, (IG) of Police, Bastar.

The exchange of fire was going on till the time of reporting.

The CRPF personnel were on a routine patrolling in Palodi of Kishtaram area in district when Naxalites set off an improvised (IED), blowing the vehicle at around 11 a.m, Sinha said.

There were 11 troopers in the anti-landmine vehicle, according to the

The injured jawans were being airlifted to Raipur, Sinha said.

A large force has been sent to the spot, said D.M. Awasthi, Special DG (Naxal).

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 15:42 IST
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