Dantewada MLA, 5 cops killed in Naxals’ attack in Chhattisgarh

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Dantewada MLA, 5 cops killed in Naxals' attack in Chhattisgarh
A vehicle is seen destroyed at the place where the attack occurred (Photo: ANI)

NEW DELHI — A convoy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was attacked by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Tuesday evening ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

BJP Dantewada MLA Bheema Mandavi was also in the convoy, ANI reported.

Report suggested that Dantewada MLA Bheema Mandavi along with five people were killed after Naxals targeted the convoy at Shyamgiri. The IED blast has occurred in Shyamgiri under Kuakonda Police Station, the report said.

According to reports, Mandavi, who was travelling for the upcoming elections, was in the last vehicle of the convoy and firing is still on. CRPF has been rushed to the spot.

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