Congress delegation comes under attack, 3 party workers killed in Maoist ambush

Discussion in 'Internal Security' started by Someoneforyou, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Someoneforyou

    Someoneforyou Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    51
    Congress delegation comes under attack, 3 party workers killed in Maoist ambush
    India - 20 July 2011

    RAIPUR: In an unprecedented attack, three Congress party workers were killed and four injured as the Maoists triggered a landmine explosion and opened fire on a vehicle part of a convoy carrying a high powered party delegation. Senior leaders, travelling in vehicles ahead, escaped unhurt. The convoy came under attack at five in the evening, on the periphery of Udanti wildlife sanctuary, 178 kilometers from the state capital.

    The party top brass was returning from a kisan sammelan held in Durwagudi, a village in Deobhog block at the far end of Raipur district, on the border with Orissa. Senior leaders, including state congress president Nand Kumar Patel, leader of opposition Ravindra Choubey, and an array of MLAs, travelled at the head of the convoy, accompanied by police vehicles, while party workers formed the tail.

    A few minutes before 5 pm, an explosion hit one of the cars of the tail as it neared a bridge. "Part of the bolero vehicle was damaged as it turned on its side. The Maoists then began spraying bullets, killing the driver," said Ram Niwas, additional director general of police. He said the casualties could go up to four.

    There were 20-25 vehicles in the convoy and they were travelling in close succession, said Dhanendra Sahu, former congress president. "But not close enough for us to hear the blast. We realised a blast had taken place after we reached Mainpur, once we came into the range of mobile network, and our phone started ringing," he said.

    "The blast was probably aimed at one of the police vehicles," said Ram Niwas . The Maoists are unlikely to target the opposition party, said police sources.


    Source: Congress delegation comes under attack, 3 party workers killed in Maoist ambush - The Times of India
     
  2.  
  3. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    5,326
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    Wow now even political party workers are open fodder wow
     

Share This Page