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Maharashtra: Sixteen persons, including 15 policemen, killed in Naxal blast

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Mumbai: Sixteen persons, including 15 security personnel, were killed in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Wednesday, police said.

The incident took place when a Quick Response Team (QRT) of Gadchiroli police was on patrolling duty in a vehicle, an official said. The blast took place as the vehicle reached Lendhari nallah in Kurkheda area, the official said.

Police teams are reaching the spot for evacuation operation, he said.

The blast followed Naxals torching 25 vehicles belonging to a road construction contractor earlier in the day, police said. (PTI)


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