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Suspected Naxalites Torch 14 Vehicles In Attack On Construction Site In Chhattisgarh

Upon receiving the alert, a police team led by the Bhansi station house officer swiftly reached the spot. The authorities suspect the involvement of Naxalites in the attack and have initiated a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits.

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In a pre-dawn incident on Monday, suspected Naxalites targeted construction activities in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, setting fire to a total of 14 vehicles and machines. The incident occurred at around 1:30 am at Bangali camp under Bhansi police station limits. Eyewitnesses reported that 40 to 50 individuals, dressed as civilians and some armed, arrived at the location and ignited the vehicles and machines, including trucks, poclain, and earth-moving machines, as reported by PTI.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The targeted vehicles and machines, totaling 13, belonged to a private construction firm and were involved in road construction between Dantewada and Bacheli. Additionally, a water tanker engaged in railway works was also among the damaged assets.

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Upon receiving the alert, a police team led by the Bhansi station house officer swiftly reached the spot. The authorities suspect the involvement of Naxalites in the attack and have initiated a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits. Naxalites have a history of attempting to disrupt road construction projects in the Bastar division, comprising seven districts in Dantewada, by targeting security forces and causing damage to roads, vehicles, and machinery used in construction efforts.

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