BJP MLA among 5 killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

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A convoy of BJP leaders was attacked by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Tuesday evening. The convoy also included Dantewada BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi, who died in the attack.

Five policemen have also been killed in the Naxal attack. MLA Bheema Mandavi was travelling in the last vehicle of the convoy which was hit by an IED blast.The group of BJP leaders, including MLA Bheema Mandavi, was travelling for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections when it was targeted by the Naxals.

The IED blast was followed by a round of firing by the Naxals.The attack comes two days before the state goes to polls on April 11.A group of CRPF personnel has been rushed to the spot in Shyamgiri under Kuakonda Police Station in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada.

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