Gadchiroli : A major IED blast rocked Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli red corridor area considered to be the hot bed of the Maoists, when the state was celebrating its 59th Anniversary of the formation of the State of Maharashtra today.
Confirming the incident, district Collector Shekhar Singh said, “The incident happened in the jungle area near Lendhir village, Kurkheda Thesil, which is around 78 kilometers from the district headquarters.”
High placed police sources have confirmed about the incident that the incident happened around 1:30 pm when the C-60 commandos were carrying out a routine combing. The level of casualty is yet to be found out.
Senior police officials and additional forces have been pressed to service along with ambulances.
IG Anti Naxal Operations Sharad Shelar said that the vehicle which was blown off was carrying QRT Quick Response Team Commandos, Reinforcements have been sent to the spot and air support will follow shortly.
As per the latest updates, 15 C60 commandos and 1 civilian were killed in the blast.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack and said that perpetrators of such violence will not be spared.