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Naxals kill 8 CISF jawans, 9 hurt

A large number of Naxalites attacked a sensitive explosive depot of the NMDC in Dhantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2006 11:06 IST

Eight CISF jawans were killed and nine others were injured when a large number of heavily-armed Naxalites attacked a sensitive explosive depot of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) in Dhantewada district of Chhattisgarh late Thursday night.

"A large number of Naxalites past midnight attacked the explosive depot of NMDC located at Kirandul, about 550 kilometres from Raipur, and killed eight CISF jawans and injured nine," Dhantewada police sources said.

They also looted 14 Self Loading Rifles (SLR), one 9 mm pistol, two wireless sets and huge amounts of explosive material, including detonators and fuses, stocked by the PSU for its own mining activities, the sources said.

First Published: Feb 10, 2006 08:56 IST