Raipur : Casualties are feared as a truck carrying several paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region hit a landmine planted by suspected Maoists Saturday evening, injuring 11, a police officer said.
The blast occurred in a thickly forested stretch of Tongapal in Dantewada district, some 500 km south of here, when an over 40-member search squad of CRPF men and District Force (DF) was on its way back to its base camp.
“Maoists blasted a truck crowded with CRPF and DF and at least 11 CRPF men injured,” officials at police headquarters said, adding: “Casualties are feared”.
The injured troopers were rushed to Maharani Hospital at Jagdalpur, the headquarters of Bastar district.
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