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At least 16 jawans killed in IED blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

May 01, 2019 17:13 IST
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At least 16 jawans were killed in an IED blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli. The jawans belonged to C-60, an anti-Maoist squad of Gadchiroli police. The explosion occurred this afternoon when the jawans were out on an operation. Just when the two vehicles of the security forces were passing through the Dadapur Road towards Korchi, located about 250 km from Nagpur, the Maoists triggered the blast. Officials said reinforcements have been rushed to the spot and the injured have been shifted to a civil hospital in Gadchiroli.