2010 Dantewada bus bombing

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2010 Dantewada bus bombing
Dantewada is located in India
Dantewada
Dantewada
Dantewada (India)
LocationDantewada district, India
Coordinates18.88953,81.349831
Date17 May 2010 (UTC+5:30)
Attack type
Bombing
WeaponsImprovised explosive device (IED) or anti-tank mine
Deaths31-44
Non-fatal injuries
15[1]

The 2010 Dantewada bus bombing occurred on 17 May 2010 when a bus hit a landmine 50 km away from Dantewada, in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. Fatalities reports range from 31[2] to 44,[3] including several Special Police Officers (SPOs) and civilians.[4][5]

It was the first Naxal attack to target a civilian bus.[6] The attack occurred one month after Dantewada witnessed the worst-ever massacre of CRPF jawans, when 76 troops were killed in the April 2010 Maoist attack in Dantewada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "15 Dantewada victims battle for life". The Times Of India. 18 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Stone-pelters kill 11-day-old infant in Kashmir". NDTV.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Talks with Maoists if they suspend violence: Chidambaram". The Times Of India. 18 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Naxals blow up bus near Dantewada, 50 feared killed". NDTV. 17 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Stone-pelters kill 11-day-old infant in Kashmir". NDTV.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  6. ^ Hindustan Times. "Maoists blow up private bus in Dantewada, kill 36 - Hindustan Times". hindustantimes.com/. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 7 December 2014.

Coordinates: 18°53′22″N 81°20′59″E / 18.88953°N 81.349831°E / 18.88953; 81.349831