Fifteen security personnel were killed in an IED blast in the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Wednesday.
The Naxals triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) to blow up the police vehicle on Wednesday on the Kurkheda-Korchi road in Gadchiroli when a team of the C-60 commandoes, an anti-Naxal unit, was patrolling the area.
The vehicle, which was targetted by the Naxals, was carrying 16 security personnel from the Kurkheda Quick Response Team of Gadchiroli police.
This comes around three weeks after an IED blast was reported near a polling booth in Gadchiroli on April 11 during the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
However, no one was injured in the incident. On the poll eve too, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was injured in an IED blast in Gadchiroli.