New Delhi, April 26
Ten police personnel and a driver were killed as Naxals blew up the vehicle in which they were travelling in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Wednesday. This was the biggest strike by Maoists in the state in the past two years.
The DRG personnel are mostly recruited from the local tribal population and trained to combat Maoists.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the Naxal attack and paid tributes to those killed in the incident. “Strongly condemn the attack on the Chhattisgarh police in Dantewada. I pay my tributes to the brave personnel we lost in the attack. Their sacrifice will always be remembered. My condolences to the bereaved families,” the PM tweeted.