16 police commandos killed in IED blast

Sixteen police commandos were killed in an IED blast by Naxalites in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra state today (Wednesday).

Commandos were on patrol duty on two security vehicles when landmine blast took place amid celeberations of state’s foundation day.

Civilian driver of the Commandos was also killed in the blast.

The Maoist insurgents, known as Naxalites, have been fighting for their denied rights for decades.