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Naxals led by local commanders attacked CRPF team: Top cop

Naxals led by local commanders attacked CRPF team: Top cop

A police camp was set up in Palodi in November previous year, and gradually efforts are also being made to set up a new camp next to it in Potakpalli village, ahead of Chintalnar, the official said.

"Our jawans sacrificed their lives while fighting a tough battle".

"While the CRPF sent an advisory three weeks ago warning of an attack, the IB too communicated to the troops to be prepared for a Maoist ambush", said a senior government official on the condition of anonymity.

"An encounter took place with Naxals at 8am and seeing the response of 208 CoBRA, the Naxals fled away. We will also focus on the intelligence mechanism".

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday saluted the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who were killed in a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

Their bodies were consigned to flames with full state honours. He was speaking at the headquarters of 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in the Mana Camp area here early this morning.

Several times, Naxals have tried to disrupt road construction in Sukma by launching attacks on security forces and damaging the roads, and vehicles and machines used in the work, special director general (anti-Naxal operations) D. M. Awasthi told PTI.

Maoists blew up a mine-protected vehicle (MPV) in Chattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday, this resulted in killing of 9 CRPF jawans. Manoranjan had joined the 212 Battalion of CRPF in 2014.