Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Another barbaric attack by Naxals, 9 CRPF Men killed

Another barbaric attack by Naxals, 9 CRPF Men killed

New Delhi: At least nine CRPF personnel were killed on Tuesday, 13th March 2018,  after another barbaric attack by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. Sources said the attack took place near Kistaram area in the district.

The blast occurred when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was patrolling in a forest in Kistaram area of Sukma, located around 500 kms from here, a paramilitary official told PTI.

"Eight paramilitary personnel, belonging to the 212th battalion, were killed in the blast," he said. The security men were conducting an area-domination operation in the forest of Kistaram when the Maoists blew up the CRPF's mine-protected vehicle, he said.
According to sources, three CRPF jawans were injured in the incident. The injured personnel are being evacuated to Raipur by helicopter.
The rebels used a lot of explosives to blow up the vehicle, the official said. Soon after the incident, reinforcement was rushed to the spot,he said, adding that further details were awaited

In April 2017, in the biggest Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh in the last seven years, 25 jawans were killed and six injured in an ambush in the Burkapal area of Sukma. According to officials, personnel from the 74th Battalion of CRPF were ambushed after emerging from their camp to secure an under-construction road in the area.

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