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8 CRPF men killed in IED blast by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district

The blast occurred when a team of CRPF's 212th battalion was patrolling in a forest in Kistaram area of Sukma

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

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Last year, twenty six Central Reserve Paramilitary Force jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. Photo: Reuters

Eight personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when suspected Maoists blew up their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) in Chhattisgarh's district today, an official said.

Some jawans were also reported to be injured in the explosion, but there was no official confirmation yet, he said.

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.

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.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:49 IST
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