GADCHIROLI: Fifteen policemen and their driver were killed in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli today after a powerful explosion, set off by Maoists, blew up their vehicle. An improvised explosive device (IED) blast was set off on a private vehicle when a team of the C-60 Quick Response Team of the Gadchiroli police was on way to inspect a fleet of vehicles torched by Maoists earlier in the day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the attack “despicable” and said that the “perpetrators of such violence will not be spared”. This is the fourth Maoist attack in Gadchiroli, which borders Chattisgarh, since the national election began in April.
(With inputs from AFP and PTI)