Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh leaves 15 CPRF jawans dead

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Bodies of paramilitary soldiers killed in the ambush lie on the ground outside a police station in Sukma district, Chhattisgarh on 11 March. Maoist rebels ambushed soldiers in a brazen daytime attack on their camp on Tuesday. AP
1/5Bodies of paramilitary soldiers killed in the ambush lie on the ground outside a police station in Sukma district, Chhattisgarh on 11 March. Maoist rebels ambushed soldiers in a brazen daytime attack on their camp on Tuesday. AP
Charred vehicles after the ambush in Sukma district. A 50-member joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the state police was ambushed by 70-100 well-armed Naxals leading to a three-hour gun battle in which 15 jawans and a civilian were killed. AP
2/5Charred vehicles after the ambush in Sukma district. A 50-member joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the state police was ambushed by 70-100 well-armed Naxals leading to a three-hour gun battle in which 15 jawans and a civilian were killed. AP
Medics in Raipur attend to a paramilitary soldier injured in the ambush. The attack took place just 8 km from Jheeram Gath where 26 people, including several prominent leaders of the Congress, were massacred by Naxals ten months ago. AP
3/5Medics in Raipur attend to a paramilitary soldier injured in the ambush. The attack took place just 8 km from Jheeram Gath where 26 people, including several prominent leaders of the Congress, were massacred by Naxals ten months ago. AP
A man’s body is lifted onto the back of a truck after the ambush. The attack has sparked fears of more such strikes ahead of and during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. AP
4/5A man’s body is lifted onto the back of a truck after the ambush. The attack has sparked fears of more such strikes ahead of and during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. AP
Maoists looted weapons from the dead soldiers after the attack, and also planted a bomb beneath the body of a security personnel to target those trying to remove the body later. Reuters
5/5Maoists looted weapons from the dead soldiers after the attack, and also planted a bomb beneath the body of a security personnel to target those trying to remove the body later. Reuters
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