Two CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh blast
Two CRPF troopers were killed after their vehicle was blown up in a blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today, an official said.india Updated: Aug 07, 2012 10:18 IST
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.
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.
First Published: Aug 07, 2012 10:05 IST