Maoists Kill 8 Soldiers In Landmine Blast In India
(India) May 09, 2010 - As many as eight security personnel were killed and ten injured in Indias central state of Chhattisgarh in a landmine blast planted by Maoists on Sunday morning, said TV reports reaching New Delhi.
The blast was triggered by the group (rebels fighting against the Government for the cause of landless labourers) while the security personnal belonging to paramilitary force - Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were returning to their base camp in the states Bijapur district after distributing food packets among their colleagues posted in difficult terrains in the state.
The dead security personnel (which looks after internal security) were travelling in a bullet proof vehicle, but the impact of the landmine blast was such that the vehicle was reduced to pieces.
This was the first such major attack in India after last months similar attack on CRPF personnel in the same state in which 76 soldiers were killed.