Naxals torch vehicles, abduct contractor in Chhattisgarh

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Mar 19, 2018, 03:29 AM(IST)

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Naxals torched six vehicles and abducted a construction work contractor at Koitpal near the Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh

Naxals today torched six vehicles and abducted a construction work contractor in Chhattisgarh.

The incident took place at Koitpal near Bijapur district.

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Chhattisgarh is the epicenter of the Naxalite movement in India.

On March 13, at least nine CRPF personnel were killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. The men were killed in an IED blast by Naxals in Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh's Sukma.

On March 6, Naxals shot dead a former constable and burnt three buses and three trucks in Chhattisgarh's Penta town. A day prior to that, a civilian was killed after Naxals torched two buses and three trucks in Chhattisgarh's Dornapal village. The same day, two policemen were injured after a pressure bomb, allegedly planted by Naxals, exploded in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district.

The Naxal insurgency, considered India's most serious internal security threat, has claimed around 10,000 lives since it started in the 1960s.

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