Maharashtra: 2 killed and 10 kidnapped in Naxal attack
New Delhi: At least 2 individuals were killed while more than a dozen were kidnapped on Thursday afternoon in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, according to media reports.
This came as second attack with in month after March 27, in which more than 12 CRPF personnel lost their lives. According to informations, naxalites were demanding immediate suspension of operation green hunt and withdrawal of CRPF from jungles. More details awaited.
It may be described here that on March 27, While 12 personnel including 3 sub inspectors died, 28 constables of the ‘192 batallion’ of the Central Reserve Police Force were injured after Naxals triggered a blast targeting on their bus on an inter-state road in Dhanora Taluka in Gadchiroli district.
The bus was part of a fleet of CRPF vehicles ferrying personnel for a civic action programme in Gatta village.
The attack came on a day when CRPF chief K Vijay Kumar was on tour in the Gadchiroli district. CRPF officials said around 40 kgs of explosives was used by the Naxals in the container bomb that they had placed below the road. Ten tribe men who were discovered running away from the spot have been held for questioning.