Sukma Maoist attack: Nine jawans killed, Congress slams Modi’s ‘aimless’ policy on national security

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 13, 2018 6:44 pm


At least nine personnel of the 212 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in a powerful IED blast by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday. (Express photo)

Nine personnel of the 212 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and two others were injured in a powerful IED blast by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday.

According to officials, an encounter broke out between the jawans and the Maoists around 8 am. This contingent was later targeted by the rebels around 12.30 pm along Kistaram-Palodi road when the personnel were conducting an area-domination operation. The mine-protected vehicle (MPV) was blown up by multiple improvised explosive devices (IEDs) concealed under the dirt track, a senior official…

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