Monday, November 12, 2007

Three CRPF jawans killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Raipur (PTI): Naxalites on Monday ambushed a 14-member CRPF party and killed three of them in hyper-sensitive Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Three CRPF jawans were killed on the spot in an ambush by the Maoists between Pamalwaya and Cherpal villages in Bijapur district, about 550 km from here, district police sources told PTI over phone.

The naxalites opened indiscriminate firing at the CRPF men when they were proceeding towards Bijapur in motorcycles, the sources said, adding 11 CRPF personnel escaped unhurt in the attack.

On October 29, about 200 naxalites had ambushed a police party and killed five policemen in the same district.

Bijapur is witnessing the worst-ever naxal violence along with Dantewada where gun battle between the rebels and government forces is a regular feature.

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