Sun, 26 May 2013 17:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Deaths in Maoist attack put around 30 now

Search operations continue to find out if there are more bodies lying in the forested area


Deaths in Maoist attack put around 30 now (© Reuters)

Raipur: The toll in the Saturday evening attack by Maoist insurgents on the Congress convoy at Dharbha Ghati Valley in southern Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the restive Bastar is close to 30, an official said Sunday.

Initial reports based on body count Saturday night said that at least 16 people were killed and 25 others were injured when the Maoists carried out a daring ambush of the Congress convoy in the forested area 35 km from Sukma. Some of those in the Congress convoy enjoyed the Z category security.

While a list of the dead and injured has been collected from various hospitals, search operations continue to find out if there are more bodies lying in the forested area, or if people have been taken hostage by the insurgents, a police official in the know of the combing operations said.

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