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Maoist strikes again in Chhattisgarh killing 7 police

AVN_DANTE7_116963gA team of police personals were attacked by the Maoists in tribal Bastar region on Friday, killing seven of them including a sub-inspector near Kuakonda in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
Quoting preliminary reports, police said a sub-inspector Vivek Shukla was among the dead. The security personnel were part of a road opening party (ROP) when the rebels attacked them.
The incident took place in Shyamgiri hills, under Kuakonda police station limits, in Dantewada district.
The cops were on their motorcycles when the Naxalites attacked them.
The Maoists set ablaze motorcycles and also looted the weapons of security forces.
Two security personnel, who were injured in the encounter, have been evacuated and are now being shifted to the hospital at Jagdalpur. Police said encounter was still on as the forces retaliated fire.
Additional security reinforcements have been rushed to the spot to carryout search and combing operations to flush out the rebels.

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