Nine CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack


Raipur, March 13: Nine personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when suspected Maoists blew up their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday, an official source said.

Although there is no official word on how many people were wounded in the incident, ANI reported six injured of which four are believed critical.

The blast occurred when a team of CRPF’s 212th battalion was patrolling in a forest in Kistaram area of Sukma, located around 500 km from here.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.“A patrolling party was going from Kistaram to Palodi in an anti-landmine vehicle, which was targeted by Naxals with an IED. Reinforcements have reached the spot. There is no firing at present,” DM Awasthi, Special DG, Anti Naxal Operations, said in a statement on Tuesday. Agencies

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