Home Min Rajnath Singh expresses anguish over Dantewada naxal attack

Three Chhattisgarh Armed Force personnel and 2 of District Force died in the attack

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed deep anguish over the death of Chhattisgarh police personnel in an IED blast in Dantewada.

The Minister said in his tweet said, “Deeply anguished to know about the death of Chhattisgarh police personnel in an IED blast in Dantewada today. My thoughts are with the bereaved families of the martyred police personnel”.

It needs to be mentioned six security personnel were killed in an IED blast in restive area of Dantewada on Sunday.

The IED was triggered by Naxals in Bacheli- Cholnar route of the naxal afflicted Dantewada.

Three Chhattisgarh Armed Force personnel and 2 of District Force died in the attack. While, one of the two injured jawans succumbed to his injuries.

DIG (Dantewada Range) Ratan Lal Dangi said the Naxals triggered the blast between Cholnar and Kirandul villages when a joint team of the Chhattisagarh Armed Force and the District Force, in an SUV, was escorting a vehicle carrying material for road construction work.

The ultras also looted the weapons of the police personnel, he said, adding that reinforcement was rushed to the spot soon after the incident.

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