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Naxals torch bus in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, passengers unhurt

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Naxalstodaytorcheda bus after asking the occupants to alightin Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit district, police said.

The added that none of the passengers in the bus were harmed.

The incident occurred under station limits this evening when the privatebuswas on its way to Jagargunda from Jagdalpur, a local told

The said that a group of Naxals, armed with sharp-edged weapons and sticks, stopped the vehicle between Chintagufa and Burkapal villages and after asking passengers to alight, set it ablaze.

A team of security personnel was rushed to the site of the incident and combing operations in the adjoining areas was continuing, he informed.

The said the incident appears to be in retaliation to anti-operations carried out by security forces during the past couple of days in the south region which resulted in the killing of one woman naxal inthe on January 10.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:55 IST