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Naxalites kill seven more

SEVEN PERSONS were killed and several injured in Naxalite violence on Monday in Basaguda village of Dantewada district. In a violent attack, the ultras killed five villagers in a relief camp and seriously injured eight others in Basaguda. They also blew up a passenger bus.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 12:31 IST

SEVEN PERSONS were killed and several injured in Naxalite violence on Monday in Basaguda village of Dantewada district. In a violent attack, the ultras killed five villagers in a relief camp and seriously injured eight others in Basaguda. They also blew up a passenger bus.

While confirming the attack on the relief camp, a senior intelligence official at PHQ, Raipur, also informed that the Naxalites abducted at least ten people from the relief camp.

In another incident near the same village, a bus was blown up with a landmine blast triggered by extremists on Monday morning killing two on the spot and injuring 13 out of which the conditions of five was stated to be critical. The authorities fear that given the condition of the injured, the death toll could mount. The bus was proceeding from Jagdalpur to Bijapur.

The Naxalites targeted the villagers in the relief camp during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The Maoist simultaneously opened indiscriminate firing on the CRPF post located near the relief camp.

On retaliation by the paramilitary forces, the Naxalite managed to escape in the nearby jungle. The encounter between the personnel and the Naxalites lasted for over an

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 12:31 IST