Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Get news updates:
Mobile Downloads
Text 67333

Home > India > News > PTI

   Discuss   |      Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop

Chhattisgarh: 6 CRPF personnel killed in Naxal blast

August 29, 2008 13:44 IST

Related Articles
Naxals attack ashram in Orissa, kill 5
Chhattisgarh: 300 Naxals attack relief camp, 4 killed

Six Central Reserve Police Force personnel, including an inspector, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Friday.

The incident occurred on a state highway when the CRPF team was proceeding on an anti-Naxalite operation from Konda to Narayanpur at around 11 am, CRPF spokesman Ajay Chaturvedi said.

The CRPF vehicle carrying the team was blown up in the explosion. Combing operations have been launched to nab the Maoists involved in the blast.

The CRPF has despatched Deputy Inspector General of Police R S S Sahota to Narayanpur for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.

Terming the incident as very unfortunate, Director General of CRPF V K Joshi said anti-Naxal operations have been intensified under the supervision of senior officials.

The inspector killed in the blast has been identified as R S Kang.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
   Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop