Maoists killed eight Central Reserve Police Force jawans in a mine blast in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. This was the first major attack on the CRPF since the massacre of 76 men from the force little more than a month ago.
A bulletproof vehicle carrying the CRPF men was returning to their camp in Bijapur with rations, after a road-opening mission, when it hit the landmine.
It was blown into a mangled heap, and its occupants died on the spot.
Chhattisgarh Home Minister NR Kanwar said, "The Maoists appear to be working with a better intelligence network and the forces need to be more alert."