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CISF trooper among four killed in Maoist attack

IANS  |  Raipur 

A CISF trooper and three civilians were killed when Maoists blew up a vehicle on Thursday in Chhattisgarh's district, four days before the first phase of Assembly polls in the state, police said.

Two (CISF) personnel and another civilian suffered in the attack that took place around 11.30 a.m. in Bacheli area when a CISF team and some civilians were proceeding for elections duty.

It was the third Maoist attack in 13 days in

Seven people, including four civilians and three CISF personnel, were travelling in a bus when they were attacked, said the police.

The injured CISF troopers have been shifted to hospital.

A and three police personnel were killed in a Maoist ambush, also in Dantewada, on October 30.

On October 27, the Maoists fired on a contingent of in district, killing four troopers.

The Maoists have asked people to boycott the polls. is among the areas going to polls on November 12 in the first phase covering 18 constituencies.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 14:26 IST