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Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF jawans killed by Naxalites in IED blast in Sukma district

Chhattisgarh IED blast: Naxalites triggered an IED blast targeting the truck that claimed the lives of constable Shailendra (29) and the vehicle driver Vishnu R (35).

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Sukma (Chhattisgarh) Updated on: June 23, 2024 20:27 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) Chhattisgarh: Two CRPF jawans killed in IED blast in Sukma district.

Chhattisgarh IED blast: At least two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) CoBRA 201 battalion were killed today (June 23) in an IED blast. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted by Naxalites between Silger and Tekulagudem under the Jagargunda Police Sttaion limits in Sukma district.

Two personnel of CRPF’s jungle warfare unit CoBRA were killed after Naxalites blew up a truck with an improvised explosive device in Sukma on Sunday, police said. The Naxal blast took place around 3 pm near Timmapuram village between Silger and Tekalgudem camps of security forces, over 400 km from the state capital Raipur, a senior police official said.

An advance party of the 201st unit of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action had launched patrolling from Silger camp under Jagargunda police station limits as a part of its Road Opening Party duty towards Tekalgudem, he said. The security personnel were in a truck and on motorcycles, he said.

Chhattisgarh CM Sai expresses grief over death of two security personnel

Chhattisgarh's Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai on Sunday expressed grief at the death of two security personnel due to an IED blast carried out by Naxalites in Sukma district of the state. The Chief Minister regarded this Naxal attack as a 'cowardly act out of frustration' due to the ongoing Naxal eradication campaign in Bastar.

Meanwhile, he also prayed to God for the peace of the departed soul and to provide strength to their families.In a post to X, the Chhattisgarh CM Vishnu Deo Sai wrote in Hindi, "Sad news is coming about the death of 2 Cobra soldiers in the IED blast carried out by Naxalites in Tekalgudem of Sukma district. I pray to God for peace to the souls of the deceased soldiers and to provide strength to their families."

Two constables killed?

Naxalites triggered an IED blast targeting the truck that claimed the lives of constable Shailendra (29) and the vehicle driver Vishnu R (35), he said. After being alerted about the blast, more forces were rushed to the spot and the bodies were being evacuated from the forest, he said.

A search operation is underway in the area, he added. More details are awaited in this regard.?

(With inputs from Sikandar)

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