In India, sixteen police commandos and their Civilian driver were killed in an Improvised explosive device (IED) blast by Naxalites in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra state, Wednesday (May 1). Commandos were on patrol duty on two security vehicles when landmine blast took place amid celeberations of state’s foundation day.
As per details, “Maoists attacked a team of commandos traveling in a private vehicle to inspect an earlier attack. So far 16 men have died,” an official at police headquarters in Maharashtra told international news agency. “More teams have been sent to site for rescue and combat operations,” said the officer, who did not want to give his name.
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