Naxalite attack kills 11 CRPF Police personnel in Chattisgarh

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RAIPUR: In an ambush attack by Naxalites in Sukma district of Chattisgarh 11 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed today. According to Police, the attack took place when Naxals ambushed a road opening party of the security forces. During the attack five jawans were also injured in the that place in the dense forests of Bhejji police station limits at 9:15 AM. The attack took place when a patrol party of CRPF’s 219 battalion was out for a road opening task near Kotacheru village, Police said. 112 security personnel were part of the patrol party. Ten weapons and two radio sets were looted from the security forces who were killed, officials said. The road opening party (ROP) of CRPF’s 219th battalion was on an operation to ensure security to a patch on the under-construction Injram-Bhejji road, around 450 kms away from the state capital. Naxals opened indiscriminately opened fire on them while the ROP was passing through the forests between Bhejji and Kottacheru villages, an official said. The CRPF personnel were first trapped in multiple Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts followed by ambush with heavy gunfire, the official said. Police said, additional forces have been rushed to the spot and the bodies of the deceased are being retrieved. The injured jawans have been air lifted and brought to the CRPF field hospital in Bheji. Police said, a special CoBRA team has been rushed in as a reinforcement.  ]]>

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