October 23, 2021

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1 CRPF commando killed, 10 injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma


An assistant commandant was killed and 10 personnel of the CRPF’s CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) unit were injured after an IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on late Saturday evening.
Police confirmed on Sunday that an assistant commandant was killed and 10 personnel of the CRPF’s CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) unit were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on late Saturday evening.
The incident took place around 10 pm on Saturday when a team of security forces was returning after conducting a search operation against naxal in the forest near Tadmetla village. Two IED blasted off, injuring ten jawans, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.
Police said that 8 of 10 jawans were taken to Raipur for better treatment. Assistant commandant Nitin succumbed to injuries on the way, an official said.
All injured personnel belonged to CoBRA’s 206th battalion, officials said.

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