Raipur, April 26: Raipur: In one of the deadliest Maoist attacks, at least 10 policemen and their driver were killed on Thursday when the vehicle they were travelling in was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.
Officials sources said that the security personnel were returning from an anti-Maoist operation when the attack occurred.
Local media reports said that the slain policemen belonged to the District Reserve Guard (DRG), a special force of the Chhattisgarh police that comprises mostly tribals. They have received training to combat Maoists.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel send out a tweet after the attack: â€œThe news of the martyrdom of our 10 DRG jawans and a driver due to an IED blast targeting the DRG force which had arrived for anti-Naxal operation on the information of the presence of Maoist cadre under Aranpur police station area of Dantewada is very sad. We share the grief of their families. May their soul rest in peace.â€