Saturday, February 2, 2008

4 CRPF personnel killed in Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Four CRPF personnel, including a Sub Inspector, were killed on Saturday in an ambush laid by the Maoists in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh.

"When a CRPF party was on a combing operation, the Maoists triggered land mines blasts and opened indiscriminate firing in Brahmabeda jungle of Narayanpur district, about 275 km from the state capital," CRPF sources said.

A Sub Inspector and three constables were killed on the spot, they said.

Additional forces have been rushed to the spot, they added.

Including Narayanpur, central para military forces have been deployed in anti-Naxal operation in all the five districts of the Bastar region, where the rebels are in hyper active.

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