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Political Convoy Attacked in India: 5 dead

Bhima Mandavi, who lost his life, was going to address the people of the region, who were allegedly threatened not to vote for the Indian People’s Party.

Bhima Mandavi (40), a member of the Indian People’s Party, and 4 security guards were killed in a bomb attack on a political party convoy in India.

The local media reported that a bomb exploded in the Dantewada area in the province of Chatgarh in India during the passage of the Indian People’s Party convoy. Bhima Mandavi (40), a member of the Indian People’s Party council, and 4 security guards died. The vehicle was thrown meters away from the site of explosion.

According to the DHA, Bhima Mandavi had previously been targeted by Maoists. He was on his way to the area with 4 security guards to talk to the locals who were allegedly threatened not to vote for the Indian People’s Party.

‘Bhima Mandavi was a resolute and valued member of the Indian People’s Party,’ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a statement on Twitter. ‘He worked meticulously for the people of Chatisgarh. I would like to express my heartfelt condolences his family and supporters. I condemn this attack by the Maoists. I also would like to express my condolences to the families of the security personnel who lost their lives in the attack. Their sacrifice will not be for vain,’ Modi added in his statement.

TUNA AYBURC
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