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Two CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh blast

IANS  Raipur, August 07, 2012
First Published: 10:05 IST(7/8/2012) | Last Updated: 10:18 IST(7/8/2012)

Two CRPF troopers were killed after their vehicle was blown up in a blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Tuesday, an official said.

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The incident occurred at 8am 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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