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Dastardly IED blast carried out by Naxals claims lives of 16 security personnel in Maharashtra

The cowardly attack is believed to have been carried out by the Naxals in retaliation to the killing of 40 Maoists by the security forces on April 22, 2018, near Bhamragarh in the district.

In a ghastly IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blast carried out by Naxals on Kurkheda-Korchi road in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra today, around 16 security personnel and a driver have reportedly lost their lives. The landmine blast blew up two vehicles carrying a team of the C-60 commandoes, an anti-Naxal unit, who were patrolling the area.

Earlier there were reports that 10 security personnel were injured in the blast. The cowardly attack is believed to have been carried out by the Naxals in retaliation to the killing of 40 Maoists by the security forces on April 22, 2018, near Bhamragarh in the district. The injured were immediately shifted to a civil hospital in Gadchiroli and reinforcements were rushed to the spot.

Heavy exchange of fire is reportedly underway between the Police and the Naxals at the site of the blast. Before the blast, the Naxals had also torched at least 27 vehicles of a road construction company at Kurkheda in Gadchiroli district. The targeted vehicles were engaged in construction works for the Purada-Yerkad sector of NH 136 near Dadapur village.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack on the security personnel and said that the guilty will not be spared.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis also expressed his condolence for the martyrs and their families.

Maharashtra DGP Subodh Jaiswal said that the security forces are prepared to give a befitting reply for this dastardly attack and that operations are going on in the area to make sure that no further casualties take place.

Last month Maoists had shot dead a polling party member and set ablaze three poll vehicles ahead of Phase -2 elections in Odisha. Before that on April 9, Maoists had triggered a powerful IED blast in Chhattisgarh which had killed five persons, including BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi.

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