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DD cameraperson, 2 cops killed in Naxal attack

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RAIPUR, Oct 30 - Two policemen and a cameraperson of Doordarshan were killed and two others were injured in a Maoist attack on Tuesday in poll-bound Chhattisgarh�s Dantewada district.

Two Naxals were also believed to be killed in retaliatory action by the security forces after the ambush in a forest area near Nilawaya village, around 450 km from here, the police said.

The incident took place at around 11 am when a squad of local police was carrying out patrolling on motor cycles from Sameli camp towards Nilawaya on Tuesday morning, Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

A three-member team of Doordarshan was travelling for election-related news coverage at the same time and was caught in the crossfire, he said.

In the attack, sub-inspector Rudra Pratap Singh, assistant constable Mangalu and DD News cameraman Achyutanand Sahu were killed, Sundarraj said.

Sahu had come from New Delhi for coverage of Assembly elections to be held next month, he said.

Other two members of the DD team, including a journalist, were safe, the officer said.

Constable Vishnu Netam and assistant constable Rakesh Kaushal sustained injuries in the gunfight, he added.

The injured have been admitted to Dantewada district hospital, he said, adding that if required, they would be airlifted to Raipur for further medication. � PTI

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DD cameraperson, 2 cops killed in Naxal attack

RAIPUR, Oct 30 - Two policemen and a cameraperson of Doordarshan were killed and two others were injured in a Maoist attack on Tuesday in poll-bound Chhattisgarh�s Dantewada district.

Two Naxals were also believed to be killed in retaliatory action by the security forces after the ambush in a forest area near Nilawaya village, around 450 km from here, the police said.

The incident took place at around 11 am when a squad of local police was carrying out patrolling on motor cycles from Sameli camp towards Nilawaya on Tuesday morning, Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

A three-member team of Doordarshan was travelling for election-related news coverage at the same time and was caught in the crossfire, he said.

In the attack, sub-inspector Rudra Pratap Singh, assistant constable Mangalu and DD News cameraman Achyutanand Sahu were killed, Sundarraj said.

Sahu had come from New Delhi for coverage of Assembly elections to be held next month, he said.

Other two members of the DD team, including a journalist, were safe, the officer said.

Constable Vishnu Netam and assistant constable Rakesh Kaushal sustained injuries in the gunfight, he added.

The injured have been admitted to Dantewada district hospital, he said, adding that if required, they would be airlifted to Raipur for further medication. � PTI

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