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Eight CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack in Sukma

IANS  |  Raipur 

At least eight CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured in a Maoist attack in of Chattisgarh on Tuesday.

According to a CRPF official, Maoists targeted a team of 212 CRPF personnel between Kistaram and Palodi in the district at 12 noon and blew up a mine protected vehicle by triggering an improvised (IED).

The injured personnel are being evacuated by a helicopter to Raipur, the told IANS.

Earlier in the day, Maoists had staged a similar attack but they fled after the CRPF personnel retaliated the fire.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:50 IST
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