LIVE | Naxal attack in Gadchiroli kills 15 policemen, one civilian

At least 15 jawans and a civilian were killed when Maoists triggered an IED and targeted a police vehicle in the Naxalite-infested Gadchiroli district on Wednesday.
  • 17:04

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: 15 jawans from Gadchiroli C-60 force and driver of the vehicle they were travelling in, were martyred in a landmine blast, condemn this attack; their sacrifice won't go in vain. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured all type of assistance from Central government.

  • 16:24

    Naxal attack: Rajnath assures Maha all assistance

    Home Minister Rajnath Singhon Wednesday assured all help to the Maharashtra government in the wake of a Naxal attack in which 15 security personnel and a civilian were killed.

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  • 16:23

    Naxal menace will be dealt with stronger force: Maha CM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis condemned Wednesday's Naxal attack in Gadchiroli, in which 15 police personnel and a civilian were killed, stating that the Naxal menace will be fought with stronger efforts.

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  • 15:53

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  • 15:34

    Governor cancels Maharashtra Day Reception

    The Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao has cancelled the Reception and Cultural Programme organized at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Wednesday evening.

    The reception was cancelled as a mark of respect to the police personnel who lost their lives in the Naxal attack in Gadchiroli district.

    The Governor had organized the Reception and Cultural Programme for eminent personalities and diplomats on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of Maharashtra Day. The same has now been cancelled.

  • 15:31

    Union minister Arun Jaitley

    "Naxal attack on security personnel in Gadchiroli Maharashtra is a highly condemnable cowardice act. My thoughts are with the families of brave personnel who sacrificed their lives for the nation. Perpetrators of this heinous act will not go unpunished."

  • 15:30

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conveys his condolences

    "I condemn the dastardly attack on our security personnel in Gadchiroli today. This senseless attack on our forces is a clear attempt to derail peace and progress. I convey my heartfelt condolences to members of the bereaved families."

  • 15:28

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

    "Attack on Maharashtra Police personnel in Gadchiroli is an act of cowardice and desperation. We are extremely proud of the valour of our police personnel. Their supreme sacrifice while serving the nation will not go in vain. My deepest condolences to their families.Spoke to Maharashtra CM Shri @Dev_Fadnavis regarding the tragic incident in Gadchiroli and expressed my grief at the loss of brave Police personnel. We are providing all assistance needed by the state government. MHA is in constant touch with the state administration."

  • 15:26

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expresses anguish

    "Anguished to know that our 16 police personnel from Gadchiroli C-60 force got martyred in a cowardly attack by naxals today. My thoughts and prayers are with the martyrs’ families. I’m in touch with DGP and Gadchiroli SP (sic)."

    "I strongly condemn this attack and we will fight this menace with even more and stronger efforts. I also spoke to Hon Union Home Minister @rajnathsingh ji and briefed him about the situation in Maharashtra."

  • 15:25

    PM Modi condemned the attack

    "Strongly condemn the despicable attack on our security personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. I salute all the brave personnel. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. My thoughts & solidarity are with the bereaved families. The perpetrators of such violence will not be spared."

  • 15:18

    15 jawans, one civilian killed in Naxal attack in Gadchiroli

    An official from Anti-Naxalite Operations confirmed the incident. Top officials are rushing to the spot, the ANO official said.

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