Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article


Home > News > PTI

Chhattisgarh: 4 security personnel killed in Naxal attack

December 13, 2006 10:59 IST
Last Updated: December 13, 2006 13:13 IST


Related Articles
Who are the Naxalites?
WB-Jharkhand border: Maoists hijack train, make off with rifles

Four security personnel were killed on Wednesday as a large number of armed Naxalites attacked a relief camp in Basaguda village of Bastar region and looted arms, police said.

The Maoists killed three special police officers and a constable and took away five arms, including a light machine gun and a self-loading rifle, besides a walkie-talkie from the Basaguda relief camp, about 550 km from Raipur, in Bijapur district, Superintendent of Police Ratan Lal Dangi told PTI.

About 250 armed Maoists attacked the relief camp, where about 1,000 people had taken shelter due to the Naxal threat following anti-Naxal drives, and opened fire from both sides, he said.

Police have also recovered five petrol bombs from the spot during the search operation.

After the 'Salwa Judum' or peace campaign, the state government had recruited villagers as special police officers and imparted arms training to them.

About 60,000 villagers from over 650 villages have been staying in 19 relief camps in Dantewada and Bijapur districts since the beginning of Salwa Judum on June 6, 2005, in Bastar region, where Naxalites have been active for over two decades.



© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 1




Sub: wrong link

u are providin the wrong link...this particular link shud show yuvrajs case and not the chatisgarh killing....


Posted by Vivinand




Disclaimer

Advertisement






Copyright © 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.