New Delhi: Four people, including a CISF jawan, was lost their life in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Naxals in poll-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Thursday.
Police sources stated that a CISF jawan is among three injured in the horrible incident.
The attack appears a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s campaign in the state on Friday. Rahuul Gandhi will address five rallies over two days, including in Rajnandangaon. In the constituency of CM Raman Singh PM Modi will visit Jagdalpur.
Worth mention here this is the second attack by the Naxals in the poll-bound state in recent days. It is noted that on October 30, two police personnel and a Doordarshan cameraman were killed in a Naxal in Nilawaya village under the Aranpur police station.
For unversed Dantewada falls under the Naxal-affected Bastar region. This also includes Bijapur, Konta, Chitrakot, Bastar, Narainpur, Kondagaon, Keshkal, Kanker, Bhanupratappur, Antagarh and Jagdalpur. In all eight of are held by the Congress and the rest by the BJP.This region has been witness to several deadliest Maoist attacks in the nation over a number of years, and the current attack on the Doordarshan crew brought the issue of Naxalism back to lime light.