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Naxals attack Cong convoy in Raipur; 6 securitymen killed

Cong candidate from Bijapur Assembly constituency, R Pambhai, escaped unhurt in the attack.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2003 12:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Six of the seven security personnel, including an Assistant Platoon Commander, were killed in the Naxalite attack on the convoy of Congress candidate from Bijapur Assembly constituency, Rajendra Pambhai, who escaped unhurton Saturday evening, a top police official said on Sunday.

"The impact of the blast was so strong that bodies of five of the six dead were blown to pieces and the vehicle was severely damaged," Bijapur SP JS Watti saidover the phone.

First Published: Nov 30, 2003 11:43 IST