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Maoists torch 3 dozen vehicles on Maharashtra Day in Gadchiroli, sixteen security personnel killed

The targeted vehicles, mostly belonged to Amar Infrastructures Ltd., and were engaged in construction works for the Purada-Yerkad sector of NH 136 near Dadapur village

By IANS
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Source: IndiaTV

Gadchiroli: Maoists torched at least three dozen vehicles belonging to private contractors in Kurkheda sub-district of Gadchiroli, officials said here on Wednesday.

Sixteen security personnel killed in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli after a powerful explosion, set off by Maoists, blew up their vehicle The IED blast was triggered on a police vehicle in the Maoist-affected district that borders Chhattisgarh.

The incident took place early in the day when the state was getting ready to celebrate its foundation day, Maharashtra Divas; while the Maoists were in the final stages of observing a week-long protest to mark the first anniversary of 40 of their comrades who were gunned down by security forces on April 22 last year.

The targeted vehicles, mostly belonged to Amar Infrastructures Ltd., and were engaged in construction works for the Purada-Yerkad sector of NH 136 near Dadapur village.

The Maoists also put up banners and posters condemning the killings of their comrades last year, before setting ablaze two JCBs, 11 tipper, diesel and petrol tankers, rollers, generator vans and two local site offices before fleeing from the spot.

–IANS

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