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Maoist Bastar ambush: 17 security personnel killed, 15 wounded India News


RAIPUR: In one of the worst incidents of Maoist violence in the past two years, 17 security members were killed, 15 wounded, and 16 weapons were removed by the Naxalites after Saturday night’s deadly ambush in the district’s forests from Sukma in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. .

“17 corps of security personnel belonging to the Special Task Force (STF) and the District Reserve Guards have been recovered,” Police Director-General Durgesh Madhav Awaasthi told TOI on Sunday afternoon.

He said 15 security personnel, who were wounded in the deadly ambush, have already been hospitalized, while Maoist rebels have looted 16 weapons from the security forces after the ambush.

While the attack took place on Saturday night, security reinforcements were able to reach the ambush site only this afternoon due to bad weather. In addition, they had to take additional precautions in view of the possibility that the Maoists could unleash a new attack on security personnel trying to recover the bodies from the meeting place.

The meeting took place in the dense forests closest to Minpa and Kasalpad, where the Maoists ambushed and opened indiscriminate fire on security personnel. The forces retaliated for the shooting, leading to an encounter that continued for approximately five hours.

Times of India