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Maoist violence kills six in Chhattisgarh

Five polling officials were killed in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district while a security personnel was shot dead in the Maoist stronghold of Dantewada as the state went to polls for its 11 parliamentary seats on Thursday.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2009 12:34 IST
IANS

Five polling officials were killed in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district while a security personnel was shot dead in the Maoist stronghold of Dantewada as the state went to polls for its 11 parliamentary seats on Thursday.

Police said five members of a zonal reserve polling team members were killed in a landmine blast detonated by Maoists in Rajnandgaon district, 125 km from Raipur.

In the second incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed in Maroki village in Dantewada, about 480 km from Raipur, in an exchange of bullets with guerrillas

First Published: Apr 16, 2009 12:32 IST