an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by Naxals in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Wednesday.
The blast was executed by Naxals on a police vehicle which was carrying 16 security personnel.
Earlier in the day, the Naxals had torched more than 50 vehicles and machines used for road construction in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra. The incident took place early in the day when the state was getting ready to celebrate its foundation day, Maharashtra Divas; while the Maoists were in the final stages of observing a week-long protest to mark the first anniversary of 40 of their comrades who were gunned down by security forces on April 22 last year.
The attack was carried out on the Kurkheda-Korchi road in north Gadchiroli, a Naxal-hit area.
The Gadchiroli-Chimur region had voted in the second phase of Lok Sabha election on April 28 and had recorded highest voting, at 71.58%.
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