2014 Chhattisgarh attack

On 11 March 2014, 15 Indian security personnel and one civilian were shot dead in an attack engineered by Naxals.

2014 Chhattisgarh attack
Part of Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
Location of Chhattisgarh in India
LocationSukma, Chhattisgarh, India
Date11 March 2014 (2014-03-11)
15 security personnel
1 civilian

Incident edit

The Central Reserve Police Force and police were traveling from the village of Tongpal to Jeeram Ghati. According to The Hindu, "The team was engaged in an area domination exercise to sanitise the area for troop movements and also to provide security to road construction workers." While traveling, one hundred men surrounded them and began opening fire, killing 15 security personnel and one civilian, and injuring three.[1] The shooting lasted under 15 minutes and after the rebels were able to loot weapons, equipment and ammunition from the wounded and dead. Local police had sounded the alarm about Maoist activity in the region but the security operation was not cancelled.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ Bagchi, Suvojit (11 March 2014). "Maoists kill 15 in Chhattisgarh". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ Bhardwaj, Ashutosh (11 March 2014). "Maoists kill 15 security personnel in biggest attack in 3 yrs in Chhattisgarh". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 August 2018.