Odishatv Bureau

At least 10 cops including a driver were killed in a major Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Wednesday.

Official sources said that it was an IED attack on a vehicle carrying DRG (District Reserve Guard) personnel near Aranpur in Dantewada district. 

The IED was reportedly planted by the Naxals. As many as 10 personnel of DRG and a driver were reportedly killed in the IED blast.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel said, “We have got information about the unfortunate incident. We express deep condolences to the families of the deceased jawans.”

Baghel further said that the fight against the Naxals is in the last stage and it will continue. He assured that the ultras will not be spared.

Condemning the naxal attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “ Strongly condemn the attack on the Chhattisgarh police in Dantewada. I pay my tributes to the brave personnel we lost in the attack. Their sacrifice will always be remembered. My condolences to the bereaved families.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel over the naxal attack and assured all the possible help to the state.

"Anguished by the cowardly attack on the Chhattisgarh police at Dantewada. Have spoken to Chhattisgarh's Chief Minister and assured all possible assistance to the state government. My condolences to the bereaved family members of the martyred Jawans," tweeted Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

BJP National Vice-President, Baijayant Panda also condemned the naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.

“I am deeply grieved at the ghastly Naxal attack in Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) in which many of our bravehearts have lost their lives,” tweeted Panda.

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IG Bastar, P Sundarraj said, “10 DRG jawans and one civilian driver lost their lives in the attack. Bodies of all of them are being evacuated from the spot. Senior officers are present there. Search operation is underway.”