NEW DELHI, May 1 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 police personnel and a driver were killed Wednesday after Naxals triggered a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast targeting their vehicle in western Indian state of Maharashtra, officials said.

The attack was carried out at Jambhulkheda-Kurkheda in Gadchiroli district, about 916 km east of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra.

Gadchiroli district borders Naxal affected Chhattisgarh state.