Sukma: Eight personnel of CRPF’s 212 bn lost their lives in an IED blast by Naxals in Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma. 6 CRPF personnel are injured, out of which 4 are critical, after an IED blast.
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.
“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.