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Maoists blast security van in Maharashtra

Maoists blast security van in Maharashtra
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Gadchiroli blast: An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was triggered on a police vehicle in the Maoist-affected district.

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra):Suspected Maoists blew up at least one van carrying security personnel here on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Many casualties are feared, details are awaited of this incident that took place on Maharashtra Foundation Day, officials said.

An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was triggered on a police vehicle in the Maoist-affected district.

The incident comes weeks after an IED blast near a polling booth in Gadchiroli on April 11, during the first phase of the national election. No one was injured in the incident. A day before that, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was critically injured in an IED blast in Gadchiroli.

Earlier today, Maoists set on fire 27 machines and vehicles at a road construction site in Kurkheda of Gadchiroli district.

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