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Doordarshan cameraperson, two policemen killed in Maoist attack in Chhatisgarh

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Broadcaster channel Doordarshan’s cameraperson and two policemen were killed Tuesday in a Maoist attack in Dantewada district’s Aranpur village, Chattisgarh. Two security officers were also injured in the attack.

The Doordarshan team was in Dantewada for covering the upcoming elections. The polls will commence in two phases – November 12 and November 20. The counting will be held on December 11.

T Sundar Raj, Raipur DIG confirmed the incident and said the injured are being rushed to the hospital.

“Today our patrolling party was ambushed by Naxals in Aranpur. Whether the attack is related to the elections will be ascertained only after a probe,” he said.

“Those killed were identified as Sub Inspector Rudra Pratap, Assistant Constable Mangalu and DD News cameraman Achyutanand from Delhi,” Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj said.

Last week, four CRPF personnel were killed and two more injured after Maoists used a powerful IED to target a bulletproof mobile bunker vehicle in Bijapur district.

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