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8 CRPF men killed in blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

8 CRPF men killed in blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh
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Raipur: Eight personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when suspected Maoists blew up their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) in Chhattisgarhโ€™s Sukma district Tuesday, an official said.
Some soldiers were also reported to be injured in the explosion, but there was no official confirmation yet, he said.
The blast occurred when a team of CRPFโ€™s 212th battalion was patrolling in a forest in Kistaram area of Sukma, located around 500 kms from Raipur, a paramilitary official told PTI.
โ€œEight paramilitary personnel, belonging to the 212th battalion, were killed in the blast,โ€ he said.
The security men were conducting an area-domination operation in the forest of Kistaram when the Maoists blew up the CRPFโ€™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, adding that further details were awaited.

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