Raipur: Two CRPF troopers were killed after their vehicle was blown up in a blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district Tuesday, an official said.
The Maoists reportedly used an improvised explosive device to target the security forces. AFP
The incident occurred at 8 a.m. when a Tata 407 carrying food for the troops was hit by an IED blast in Basaguda area of the district, said Ram Niwas, Central Reserve Police Force additional director-general, Naxal operations.
Basaguda is around 520 km from state capital Raipur.
Niwas said the troopers belonged to the CRPF’s anti-Maoist CoBRA battalion.
On Monday, Maoist guerrillas had blown up an anti-landmine vehicle in Bastar region, killing a CRPF trooper and injuring five others, police officials said.
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