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Ahead of PM Modi visit; Maoist blew up bus in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

This is the third such attack carried out by the insurgent Maoist. Earlier, two Chhattisgarh police personnel and a Doordarshan cameraperson were killed in Dantewada. 

 

Dantewada| The third Maoist attack in poll-bound Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada region killed five people including a CISF head constable on Thursday. Four civilians were also killed in the deadly attack. The Maoist insurgency is the biggest challenge faced by the state of Chhattisgarh ahead of the crucial assembly polls.

On Thursday, the Maoist blew up a bus with an improvised explosive device (IED) carrying a Central Industrial Security Force soldier and four civilians. Two others were also injured in the explosion. According to a news agency, the driver, conductor and cleaner of the bus were among the civilians killed in the blast.

Reportedly, the CISF soldier had gone to town to buy some groceries. He took the bus from Bachelli Hills where the CISF camps are located. About an 8-km from Bacheli, the IED tore through the bus when it was returning to the campsite. Security forces have launched a combing operation in the area to find the Maoists.

This is the third such attack carried out by the insurgent Maoist. Earlier, two Chhattisgarh police personnel and a Doordarshan cameraperson were killed in Dantewada.

The incident comes just a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Jagdalpur, about a 100 km away, for an election rally. On October 27, 4 CRPF personnel were killed when Maoists blew up their bulletproof bunker vehicles in Bijapur district.

The attack comes a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state to campaign for Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections. The first phase of polling is to be held on November 12 in the Maoist-affected Bastar region. the second phase of polling will be carried out on November 20 in the rest of the constituencies.

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