Chhattisgarh: Four CRPF personnel martyred in Naxal attack

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Naxals on Saturday blew up a mine-protected vehicle (MPV) in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, killing four personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and injuring two others.

According to police officials, the incident occurred near Murdanda camp of the CRPF at around 4 pm, when its 168th battalion was out on “area domination” operation.

Naxals triggered a powerful land mine blast, when the MPV carrying six CRPF personnel was around 1 km away from the camp, official said.

“Four paramilitary personnel, ASI Mir Matiur Rahman, HC Braja Mohan Behera, Constable Chatti Praveen and Constable G. Palli Srinu attained martyrdom and two others were injured in the blast,” official added.

Naxals had recently put up posters in various parts of the state calling for boycott of the polls. 

The first phase of the polls in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 12 and will cover 18 constituencies in eight Naxal-affected districts — Bastar, Kanker, Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon.