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Chhattisgarh: Naxal attacks AIR station, 3 dead

First published: May 12, 2013, 8:30 AM IST | Updated: May 12, 2013
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Chhattisgarh: Naxal attacks AIR station, 3 dead
Three policemen have been killed and one suffered injuries in the standoff between the naxal group and security personnel.

Jagdalpur: The All India Radio ( AIR) station on Sunday near Jagdalpur in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh was attacked by a naxal group.

Three policemen have been killed and one suffered injuries in the standoff between the naxal group and security personnel.

"The attack took place at the Doordarshan TV tower at Marenga village under Parpa police station in the district on Sunday morning, leaving three police personnel killed and one injured," Inspector General of Police (IG) Bastar Range Himanshu Gupta said over phone.

Marenga village is around 15 km from Jagdalpur, the district headquarters. The injured jawan has been referred to Raipur for treatment. Security forces have launched a search operation in the region to nab the attackers.

Chhattisgarh is home to many naxal groups and the state is badly hit by terror attacks and has seen many such incidents in the past.

(With Additional Information From PTI)

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