Nine CRPF Jawans Martyed In Maoist Planted IED Blast In Sukma

National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 13 March 2018

At around 1230 hrs Naxals targeted another team of 212 Bn CRPF in between Kistaram and Palodi in Sukma District in which a Mine Protection Vehicle was blown of by triggering IED. Eight CRPF personnel martyred on the spot while 3 were injured in the attack. One of the injured jawan succumbed to Injuries later. The injured personnel were evacuated by helicopterto Raipur.

Earlier, CRPF was conducting an operation in Sukma District of Chattisgarh dduring which an encounter took place with Naxals around 0800 hrs. Seeing the response of 208 CoBRA naxals fled away. But Maoists later targeted the vehicle. Maoists have carried out many attacks on CRPF in Sukma and the latest attack shows the vulnerabilities of security forces.

Mortal remains of Martyrs are being transported by helicopter to Raipur.

CRPF Martyrs
CRPF MartyrsIED Blast spot

IED Blast spot

 

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