Maoist attack kills 15 security personnel, civilian in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

Maoist attack kills 15 security personnel, civilian in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

At least 16 persons, including 15 security personnel, were killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Wednesday, police said.
The blast followed Maoists torching 25 vehicles belonging to a road construction contractor earlier in the day, police said.
Those killed were members of the Quick Response Team (QRT) of Gadchiroli police, which was on its way to inspect the torched vehicles, 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.
Perpetrators will not be spared: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the Naxal attack on security personnel, saying perpetrators of such violence will not be spared.
“Strongly condemn the despicable attack on our security personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. I salute all the brave personnel. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten,” he tweeted.
“My thoughts & solidarity are with the bereaved families. The perpetrators of such violence will not be spared,” the Prime Minister said in his tweet. @PTI