Indian leftwing rebels kill 3 security personnel

17:00, June 11, 2011      

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India's left-wing Naxal rebels Saturday struck again, killing at least three paramilitary troopers in the central state of Chhattisgarh, said police sources.

The attack took place one day after the rebels killed 10 security men with a land mine blast in Dantewada district of the same state.

"The troopers were killed during an encounter with nearly 250 armed Naxalites in the state's Dantewada district. The rebels also blasted road to prevent reinforcement from reaching the spot," the sources said.

On Friday, the rebels blew up an anti-landmine vehicle, which instantly killed 10 security personnel.

According to sources in the state police, the anti-landmine vehicle of the security forces was approaching a bridge near Gatan village when the Naxals triggered a powerful blast. Seven Special Police Officers and three police jawans were killed when their vehicle was tossed in the air by the powerful blast.

The attack came when the Naxals are observing Janpituri week in remembrance of rebels killed by government forces. The week is celebrated in the second week of June every year.

Naxal rebels Thursday also killed at least four security forces personnel and injured one in Chhattisgarh.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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