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Naxal attack claims 16


PUJA AWASTHI | New Delhi, March 13, 2014 13:36
Tags : Naxal |Chhattisgarh |Central Reserve Police Force |Dantewada |Delhi |Chief Minister Raman Singh |Congress |

A Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh has left 16 people, including 11 from the Central Reserve Police Force dead. A police convoy, en route to provide security to workers building a road in the Sukma district in the tribal-dominated region of Bastar, was ambushed by the Naxals. This is similar to the attack which took place on Feb. 28 in Dantewada, where six policemen also on their way to secure a road project, were killed. The Tongpal attack also took place close to the site of another gruesome ambush: in May 2013, a Naxal attack on a convoy of Congress party workers wiped out the state’s top party leadership. While Chief Minister Raman Singh cancelled his visit to Delhi and called an emergency meeting to review the attack, the Union home minister refused to comment but rushed to the spot to pay homage. A combing operation is underway to trace the attackers. A possible violation of standard operating procedure which mandates following a different path each day could have made the attack possible. 

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